The Cuban Ambassador to visit Documentary Club screening

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

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The Cuban Ambassador to the UK will visit Oxford Brookes Documentary Club on Thursday 2 March for the screening of Unfinished Spaces – a film about Cuba’s ambitious National Art Schools project.

Her Excellency Teresita Vicente Sotolongo will also take part in a Q&A with the Documentary Club audience after the screening. 

The Cuban Ambassador’s visit is part of a day-long trip to Oxford where she will also meet health care professionals at Warneford Hospital and students who are learning Spanish at Cheney School.

The Documentary Club’s programme of screenings is a valuable addition to the range of opportunities available to staff, students and the public, to broaden awareness and question aspects of life in the wider and international community.

Pro-Vice Chancellor Paul Inman, Dean of the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

Pro-Vice Chancellor Paul Inman said: “The Documentary Club’s programme of screenings is a valuable addition to the range of opportunities available to staff, students and the public, to broaden awareness and question aspects of life in the wider and international community.

“It has attracted a strong, loyal following of students, staff and the general public, not to mention a host of insightful guest speakers. 

“We are delighted to welcome Her Excellency Teresita Vincente Sotolongo to Oxford Brookes for this screening of Unfinished Spaces.”

Unfinished Spaces tells the dramatic story of the National Art Schools, from their founding by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to their abandonment and fall into ruin during the Revolution. The 2011 film follows three visionary architects as they return to Cuba after 40 in exile to finish building a school. 

The screening will begin at 7.00pm in the John Henry Brookes Building on Thursday 2 March. 

More information about how to book your place can be found on the Oxford Brookes Documentary Club webpages.