Documentaries Produced by FIU Media Services Available Online

Dr. Miguel Gonzalez-Pando founded and directed the Cuban Living History Project at Florida International University, where he worked for more than twenty years. As part of the project he filmed three documentaries, Y los Quiero Conocer: Historia de Cuba en Vivo (1902-1959) (And I Want to Meet Them) recounting the era of the Cuban Republic, Calle Ocho: Cuban Exiles Look at Themselves, an Emmy Award-winner, based on the Cuban American exile community and Ni Patria Ni Amo: Voces del Exilio Cubano (Neither Motherland Nor Master) which focuses on the exile opposition to Fidel Castro's regime and is based on testimonies of exile leaders.

The documentaries were created based on the personal interviews of Cuban exiles that played very important roles in the creation of Cuban Miami. Most of the interviewees, some now deceased, were well-known figures in the cultural, political and intellectual life of the Cuban Republic. The interviews were conducted by Dr. Gonzalez-Pando, between the years 1990 and 1997. These documentaries are available as streaming video on the Digital Library of the Caribbean. 114 interviews can be viewed in the Special Collections Department, Green Library, by appointment.

Florida Atlantic University/Florida International University Joint Center for Environmental and Urban problems produced Special Voices: Two Florida Women, a documentary featuring Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Marjorie Carr, two Florida naturalists, discussing the Everglades and the Oklawaha River respectively. The documentary is available as streaming video in dPanther.

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