“Cuba, Libre?” Gets A Radio Show Mention

Oldly GoThanks to M.J. Pramik for mentioning me and my documentary film about Cuba last Sunday when she and Anne Sigmon were guests on FCC Free Radio’s “Lily Cat on Stuff” show talking about travel, travel writing, and their stories in the recently-released anthology, “To Oldly Go: Tales of Adventurous Travel by the Over-60s .

Mary Jean (MJ) Pramik is an author, novelist, poet, travel writer, science reporter, and teacher. She has contributed to numerous magazines and journals, anthologies and travel books including Good Housekeeping, Odyssey, and the National Enquirer as well as Ophthalmology Times, Nature Biotechnology, Drug Topics, and Cosmetic Surgery News. She is one of five travel writers who appear in Cuba, Libre?

Anne Sigmon is the author of the memoir in progress Scrambling Back: One Woman’s Quest to Return to the Wild After Stroke and Autoimmune Disease.

Both are headed to Spain next month. Look for stories of their Iberian adventures (or misadventures) to appear in print down the road.



A Cuba Expert’s Update: How Increased Tourism Is Affecting Cuba

When I interviewed Cuba travel expert, Christopher P. Baker, for Cuba, Libre? last July, he pointed out that Cuba needed to add more hotels, particularly outside of Havana, in order to meet the lodging needs of the expected influx of American visitors.

In today’s interview with with Rachelle Akurro of CCTV’s “Global Business” report, Baker underscores that point and talks about how the increase in tourism is affecting that island nation.

(Christopher P. Baker is a professional photographer and travel writer, guide book author, and tour guide. He has visited Cuba well over one-hundred times since 1992.)

“Cuba, Libre?” Submitted to Four More Festivals

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Cuba, Libre? has just been submitted to these four film festivals in the Western U.S. during 2016, in addition to the eight mentioned in our last blog post:

  • The Visual Radio Network Festival (Oakland, California, April 29-May 1)
  • San Francisco Documentary Festival (San Francisco, California, June 2-16)
  • California Independent Film Festival (Danville, California, September 9-14)
  • Port Townsend Film Festival (Port Townsend, Washington, September 23-25)


“Cuba, Libre?” Submitted to Film Festivalss

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  • Sonoma International Film Festival (Sonoma, California, March 30-April 3)
  • 25th Arizona International Film Festival (Tucson, Arizona, April 14-May 1)
  • DocuWest International Film Festival (Denver, Colorado, May 11-15)
  • Seattle International Film Festival (Seattle, Washington, May 19-June 21)
  • Santa Monica International Film Festival (Santa Monica, California, July 23-24)
  • Oregon Independent Film Festival (Portland & Eugene, Oregon, September 19-28)
  • Santa Fe Independent Film Festival (Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 19-23)
  • Napa Valley Film Festival (Napa, California, November 9-13)

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