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“Inside Biden’s Cuba Policy” Film Screening & Discussion with Cuban Journalist

Augsburg CGEE invites everyone to join award-winning Cuban journalist and filmmaker, Liz Oliva Fernández, for a screening and Q&A of two new Belly of the Beast documentaries on Thursday, November 2nd from 2 – 4:00 p.m. in Kennedy Center Room 303A.

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Gracie Award-winning Cuban journalist Liz Oliva Fernández will visit Augsburg University to present a new documentary film, Cuba in the Crosswinds [working title], produced by the independent media outlet, Belly of the Beast. Filmed this year in New Jersey and Washington D.C., Cuba in the Crosswinds exposes the economic and political interests driving U.S. policy toward Cuba under the Biden administration, which has mainly kept intact Trump’s “maximum pressure” sanctions on Cuba, fueling an unprecedented wave of migration from the island.

The documentary’s presenter, Liz Oliva Fernández, is a Cuban journalist, feminist and anti-racist activist who received the prestigious Gracie Award in 2021 alongside a host of celebrities, including Kerry Washington and Lena Waithe. In 2021 she was also a co-winner of a One World Media Award, besting BBC and Al Jazeera, as well as a Telly Award for her groundbreaking work presenting, reporting and producing The War on Cuba docuseries. Liz’s courageous and hard-hitting investigative journalism reveals the devastating impact of U.S. sanctions on the Cuban people, offering a rarely-seen nuanced perspective on Cuba and U.S.-Cuba relations.




Thursday, November 2, 2023

From 2-4 PM




Kennedy Center (Room 303A)

709 23rd Ave S Minneapolis, MN


CO-SPONSORED by The Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE), Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies, Latinx Student Services, and Theater Arts.

This event is free and open to the public. To request a reasonable accommodation for this event, please email Nichole at While we will make every effort to provide accommodations, please allow one week advance notice in order to ensure accommodations are set up in time for the event.