New Documentary Defends Cause of Cuban Five

Havana, Oct 15.- A documentary film about a differently abled person that defends the cause of the Cuban heroes unfairly held in U.S. prisons was presented in this capital today in the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples.

After presenting the audiovisual material entitled “El Poder de los Débiles” (The Power of the Weak), the protagonist Jorge Enrique Jerez thanked Cuba’s revolutionary social project for the efforts carried out for the sake of all the citizens, especially for people like him.

Jorgito, as he is known, explained that having born with some disability (he suffered cerebral palsy during his birth) is not a limitation, as there are equal opportunities for all and his greatest power is having been born in Cuba.

The young man, who lives in Camaguey, some 540 km east of Havana, demanded the immediate return of three Cuban heroes unfairly held in U.S. prisons since 1998.

Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino and Antonio Guerrero, along with Rene Gonzalez and Fernando Gonzalez (known internationally as The Cuban Five) were arrested by U.S. authorities and given unfair, harsh prison sentences for monitoring Miami-based violent groups operating against Cuba.

Rene and Fernando are back in Cuba now after fully serving their sentences.

The objective of the moving documentary is to spread in Europe and in the United States the truth about the case of the Cuban Five, said filmmaker Tobias Kriele, who is a member of an association of solidarity with Cuba in Germany.

This project is a result of grasrroots activism and collective work without any funds, said Kriele, who added that the work will be screened in nine German cities as a new form of discourse to address the issue and attract the attention of international public opinion. (Prensa Latina)


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