Under Cuban Skies

Release date: 2009
Runtime: 29 min
Director: Carlos Montaner
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)
Color: Color
Official sites: http://www.undercubanskies.com/
Storyline:Under Cuban Skies – Workers and Their Rights is an account of the systematic violation of human and labor rights committed by Fidel and Raul Castro since they took power fifty years ago, supposedly on behalf of the Cuban worker. Their revolutionary government, as the film shows, is the only hiring entity and, as such, is guilty of discrimination in employment, of confiscating 97% of the salaries paid by foreign investors, and of prohibiting the worker’s right to organize representative unions, or to conduct collective bargaining. Interviews with hotel workers – the “privileged” class of the Cuban labor force – and with independent labor leaders and dissident journalists, were conducted in Cuba, while counterpart interviews were filmed in Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Miami. The two sets of interviews make clear the stark contrast between the labor conditions in hotels operated by multinational corporations in Cuba and hotels run by those same corporations abroad.
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Rating: 8.8/10 (5 votes cast)
Under Cuban Skies, 8.8 out of 10 based on 5 ratings