Women in White
zaterdag 27 maart 2010 - 12:30
The film will be followed by a Q&A with director Gry Winther. Moderator is journalist Arend Hulshof.
In March 2003, the Cuban regime conducted sweeping arrests of 75 citizens who had played key roles in the fight for the democratisation of Cuba. Their numbers included librarians, union representatives, and independent journalists. Each of them was put through a show trial and sentenced to a long prison term ranging from 6 to 28 years. While some of them have since been set free, 54 still remain in prison. The film follows the wives, sisters and daughters they left behind, Las Damas de Blanco, whose peaceful protests beg attention for the fates of their beloved.