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A Queen’s Cuban Studies Showcase: Films and Curation by Queen’s Faculty and Students on Cuban Topics

Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Screening begins at 7:30 pm,  Room 222

  • Jessica Burgess (Cultural Studies MA Candidate), Filmmaker:  “Por Amor al Arte/For the Love of Art: Young filmmakers in Havana”
  • Jennifer Hosek (Associate Professor, Language Literatures and Cultures), Filmmaker: “Rodando en la Habana/Bicycle Stories”
  • Zaira Zarza (Cultural Studies PhD Candidate), Curator: short films from the Cuban diaspora in Canada.


This event is a fundraiser for the Sonia Enjamio Fund, a scholarship that funds Queen’s and University of Havana student exchanges. Sonia Enjamio (1945-2010) was a University of Havana historian. She specialized in women's history, and the history of the Cuban Revolution. She was one of the founders of the Queen's/University of Havana exchange and visited Queen's and Canada several times.Through the Queen's/University of Havana exchange, hundreds of Queen's students have had the opportunity to learn, question and broaden their horizons by visiting Havana. We are committed to expanding this fund to help Cuban students come to Queen's for a study period as well. The Sonia Enjamio fund embodies the sentiment that Sonia lived by: education, friendship and mutual respect across borders.

Ricardo González Castro and Laura González Castro, Sonia Enjamio’s grandchildren, will join us from Havana.

Reception to follow.