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CRI in the News | Cuba: A Predictable Exodus


"This new route is longer, more expensive, and more complicated, but at least they have a higher probability of entering the United States, which does not seem to happen with the sea route between Florida and Cuba," said Jorge Duany, director of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University.

The Cuban Diaspora Film Archive


The Cuban Research Institute is pleased to cosponsor with FIU's Department of Modern Languages a new open-access web portal created to increase our understanding of Cuban cinema production beyond Cuba’s borders and to preserve the stories of Cuban exile filmmakers. This project will offer a unique digital repository that will facilitate, document, and preserve this important part of the cultural heritage of the Cuban diaspora.

Opening Celebration and Panel Discussion | In the Mind's Eye: Landscapes of Cuba


The Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum invites you to the fall exhibition and opening celebration, with three Cuban American artists featured in the exhibition—Juana Valdés, Emilio Pérez, and Lilian García-Roig—, moderated by Chief Curator Amy Galpin.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Panel Discussion | A Conversation with Cuban Playwright Joel Cano

10/01/2022 11:00 AM

Organized by FIU's Department of Modern Languages, this is the third of three webinars featuring well-known Cuban playwrights who live outside of Cuba and whose plays have been staged by Alexa Kuve's theater group in Miami. The participants in the webinar include Dr. Cerstin Bauer (University of Munster), Habey Hecheverría, Alexa Kuve, and Dr. Maida Watson (FIU).

In-Person Lecture | Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda between Two Waters

10/05/2022 12:00 PM

In this talk, Dr. Beatriz M. Marqués will focus on renowned Cuban writer Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda (1814–1873), whose writings were indispensable in the creation of a Cuban national identity, as well as the representation of marginalized communities, such as slaves, mulattoes, and disadvantaged women.

Presentation of the Cuban Diaspora Film Archive and Award Ceremony Honoring Orlando Jiménez Leal

10/20/2022 07:00 PM

The Cuban Diaspora Film Archive (CDfA) is an open-access web portal, codirected by Dr. Santiago Juan-Navarro and Eliecer Jiménez Almeida, which increases our understanding of Cuban cinema production by documenting and preserving its diasporic heritage and fostering cultural dialogue among Cuban communities worldwide. Every year the CDfA gives a special award to an outstanding Cuban filmmaker. This year's award goes to Orlando Jiménez Leal, one of the most iconic figures of Cuban cinema in exile.

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