MIAMI, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — January 1, 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the rise to power of Fidel Castro’s Communist regime and with it, the rupture of all semblance of democracy in Cuba. The struggle for personal liberties and basic human rights continues in today’s Cuba.
GENTV Channel 8 and Caiman Productions join forces to bring to the South Florida community the history of a long suffering people, as told through the personal testimony of 72 men and women who have experienced, fought against and continue to survive a half century of dictatorship and pain. Told from the historic perspective of those freedom fighters in a moving chronology from the 1950’s through today, “Oposición: medio siglo de lucha” tells the story of modern day Cuba from a more in-depth perspective with never before seen footage and interviews.
For the first time ever, on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 6pm, preceded by a private cocktail hour, a screening for the press and special guests of GENTV of the two hour documentary will premiere at the Tower Theater in Little Havana. A public screening will also be held at the Tower Theater on Saturday, January 10 with an 8pm cocktail hour and a 9pm showing.
“Oposición: medio siglo de lucha” will also be aired in a two-part television presentation on January 18 and 25, for the benefit of our valued South Florida audience. These special telecasts will be presented and analyzed by Ultima Palabra’s Ninoska Pérez Castellón, along with a panel of experts on all aspects of Cuba’s struggle for freedom.
“The documentary is a tribute to all freedom lovers, especially Cuban exiles, who have not given up the struggle for a free and democratic Cuba despite 50 years of dictatorship,” states Ninoska.
Additionally, Noticias GENTV will air a special five-part series commencing on Monday, January 5 through the 9 covering the 50th anniversary of the struggles of opposition elemental to the documentary during their 9pm newscast. Also during this week, Ultima Palabra will feature a series highlighting the trials and tribulations that have marked the Cuban Revolution and the 50 years that followed.
Stay tuned to GenTV Channel 8 for the most in-depth coverage of this very painful and historic anniversary.
Headquartered in Miami, FL, WGENTV Channel 8 is a Spanish-language television station which targets U.S. Hispanic audiences of all nationalities. WGENTV is owned and operated by Caracol Television, a leading Latin American television network with more than 50 years in operation. WGENTV’s programming strategy aims to be entertaining and fresh, with the highest production quality.
About Caracol Television:
Caracol Television is an industry leader primarily within the Hispanic community with a history of producing top quality innovative programs. Caracol’s diversity and quality of formats include sports, international news, original series, comedies, soap operas and much more, helping them earn the loyalty, respect and interest of audiences around the world.