Maestra

  • Short Documentary,
  • Short Documentary,
  • 33 min,
  • USA/Cuba

Screenings:
Friday, October 17: 2:55 PM The Loft,

"> Maestra
  • Director: Catherine Murphy
  • Producers: Catherine Murphy
  • Screenwriters: Eve Goldberg. Starring Diana Balboa, Norma Guillard and Gina Rey

Cuba, 1961: Thousands of teenage girls join the National Campaign for Literacy to help teach their country to read and write. Traveling to remote mountain regions, often against the will of their parents, they lived with their students for up to one year, teaching at night and on weekends. Over 700,000 illiterate adults learned to read and write that year. And the young teachers lives would never be the same….