Isle of Youth (no main title)
The Newsreel - Radical Documentary - re Cuban community farm
Women & get off truck laughing. Stills young people working on farm; crates of apples; loading plants onto cart and tractor pulling off w/ load.
18:48:07 Stills Cuban children. Kids playing at outdoor nursery. Women & men harvesting by hand (not sugar). Young people clap hands, drum & sing. Women working w/ cuttings, wrapping. T-shirt ‘Siempre se puede mas”.
18:49:49 Clearing ground for agriculture w/ bulldozers. V.O. re past use of island by Americans. Egg packing. Milking cows. Hoeing & planting in field.
18:51:40 Community center. Man reading, men play dominos, women’s and men’s dance classes intercut w/ men planting. Large tents for visiting volunteer families. Cutting grass w/ scythe. Workers served food at lunchtime. Fat man with cigar dancing. People listen to live music.
18:55:11 Classroom & adult students. Prison where Castro was jailed transformed into hydraulic engineering institute w/ students in class, doing construction work on building; military drill.
18:56:51 Still photos of armed women; crowd cheering & holding USSR Soviet flags. Still of Castro. Title: Filmed in Cuba by the Newsreel.
Propaganda; Volunteers; Revolutionary Movement; Newsreel Films; 1960s;