On 9 January 2010, the ‘Anti-imperialist film club’ will be showing a documentary directed by Bernie Dwyer and Roberto Ruiz Rebo that tells the story of the Cuban 5 in the US, who were arrested in 1998 and remain imprisoned to this day.
Every month, Rock Around the Blockade (RATB) sponsors a film showing on Sunday evenings, followed by an open discussion of the issue raised. The film showing in January is a provocative documentary telling the story of the Cuban 5, a group of Cuban intelligence officers who were unjustly convicted in Miami in 1998.
The Cuban 5, otherwise known as the Miami 5, are considered heroes in Cuba but remain relatively unknown elsewhere. ‘Mission Against Terror’ depicts Cuba’s fight against terrorism as well as the roles these five men played in this fight, as they moved into an anti-Cuba terrorist base in Miami.
The film discusses US-sponsored acts of terrorism in Cuba, describes the arrest of the 5 men on espionage charges and includes testimonials from their family members. The film also covers the sentence and imprisonment of the men, the denial of their rights in US prisons as well as inspiring interviews with activists involved in fighting for the Miami 5.
Rock Around the Blockade are active campaigners who are against the Cuban blockade, who promote revolution in Latin America, who campaign for the release of the Cuban 5 in the US and who stand against the occupation and prison at Guantanamo Bay.
The RATB, Anti-imperialist film club screening will take place on 9 January 2011 at 7 PM at The Compass Pub, Corner of Chapel Market and Penton Street. London 1. Entry to the event is free.