Oscar's Cuba to play November 12th in Ottawa
November 12, 2011, 12:30 PM
Library & Archives Canada
Part of the 2nd Annual Free Thinking Film Festival 2011
Shot undercover inside Cuba, Oscar’s Cuba tells the story of Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience who has just been released from a 25-year prison sentence for the crime of “disrespecting the revolution” through his promotion of human rights, democracy and respect for human life in Cuba. Oscar’s Cuba reveals the truth about the Cuban government’s unjust detention of Dr. Biscet and thousands of other human rights supporters who have risked and sacrificed everything for the betterment of their nation.
"I am convinced of my ethical principles, the suffering of another human being is also mine, I cannot accept evil, because if I did my bones will erode and my soul will never be at peace."
-- Dr. Oscar Biscet, clandestine letter from prison (date unknown)