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Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject is exactly "Cuba--History--1959-"
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FYI-The Plight of Pepito: Cuba's Lost Generation

FYI-The Plight of Pepito: Cuba's Lost Generation

1961 (circa)
This film is a WTVJ (Miami) TV program called "For Your Information." It begins with a young Cuban refugee, Pepito, and follows his story. There are sequences of refugees on rafts and small boats arriving on the Havana-Palm Beach ferry, small airplanes and passenger airlines. Viewers see the processing of refugees at Public Health Service, where families are reunited.

There are scenes of the Cuban Refugee Center and Miami, including clothes distribution, looking for a home, and Pepito's father pawning his watch. Pepito enrolls in parochial school. Then, there are scenes of fellow refugees in Miami's Cuban colony and their homes.

Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Abraham Ribicoff, arrives in Miami to survey the refugee problem. Monolo Reyes, WTVJ Latin Correspondent, gives views on the situation. Governor Farris Bryant gives remarks at a press conference and Pepito recites the Pledge of Allegiance. The film has interesting transition graphics. It is kinescope.
Julio 26

Julio 26

This film is a documentary that reflects on the first six months and 26 days of Fidel Castro's rule of Cuba. It has press conference footage of Castro resigning as Cuba's prime minister and a brief interview with a WCKT reporter. Other officials in the Cuban government are also interviewed. The film covers various state programs instituted by the new government and ends with footage of the Julio 26 celebration in Havana. Produced by WCKT Television.
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
FYI-The Plight of Pepito: Cuba's Lost GenerationFYI-The Plight of Pepito: Cuba's Lost GenerationCuba--History--1959-
Cuban revolution
Cold War
Julio 26Julio 26Cuba--History--1959-
Movimiento 26 de Julio (Cuba)
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