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Frenemies, a film about Cuba, and CAN Community Health – Peace & Justice 9 a.m. Wednesday July 11

Written by on Sunday, July 8, 2018

PICTURE:  Courtesy of Gavin Whitner.  ‘Old Musicians Playing Instruments on the Street”.  More info: MusicOomph.com

On the first half of Peace & Justice this week we’ll talk to Mica Martinelli about her new film Frenemies – Perceptions of Cuba. Mirella “Mica’ Martinelli is a filmmaker born and raised in Brazil. She graduated in film from the University of São Paulo – School of Communications and Arts. Mirella worked in the Brazilian film industry from 1982 to 2011 as an editor, screenwriter, director, producer and film professor. She received numerous awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Editor.

Frenemies is a documentary film that shows how people raised in the U.S. perceive Cuba once they see it firsthand. The island, so close geographically yet so estranged by decades of political barriers, will be reflected upon by visitors based on their first hand experiences in Cuba.  You can watch the teaser on the web HERE .  Johannes Werner will be here also. He’s the longtime publisher of Cuba Standard.

There is a kickoff event for the Frenemies crowdfunding campaign Wednesday, July 11, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the Covenant Mennonite Church, 1400 Cattlemen Road in Sarasota.

In the second half of the program we’ll talk to Alix Redmonde, Director of Media Relations for CAN Community Health .

CAN Community Health has been serving the needs of the HIV community in Florida and now the southern part of the country, since 1991. We are a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the treatment, care and continual wellness of people living with HIV, hepatitis C, STDs and other diseases. Our clinics offer medical, dental, psychological and lifestyle counseling to all patients, regardless of their financial situation, insurance status, or ability to pay. Services vary by location. We provide HIV specialty care by board-certified Infectious Disease trained physicians. CAN has also become a part of the LGBT community offering education, assistance and support to other local organizations.