The Revolution Is Us By David C. Stone

1500 WordsMar 8, 20176 Pages
The next portion of the paper analyses the film “The Revolution is Us” by David C. Stone. She criticizes this documentary by saying that it only tells a single story of what it means to be Cuban under the Revolution. In this instance she is referring to this Pacheco, who in the mind tells the story of what it means to be Cuban in the eyes of a manipulative government. Pacheco is a man who mentions that he would die for the revolution and feels that he in forever indented or at the service of the Revolution. Later on in this section Guerra mentions the “absence of all the most integrated Cubans from the collection deliberately provides tunnel vision into Cuban society; yet this is an advantage in that one sees citizen- deputies actively…show more content…
Another point that she puts out in this section is the fact that the Ventor students (cuados) felt entitled enough to preform skits that were clearly satiring the communist youth. (give direct quotation tomorrow 229). This indicates clear class divisions and a more privileged youth that has been given the opportunity to not only have open dialogue about the revolution but also openly critize it without any real consequences because of this internalized message they because they are the revolution how can they be punished for doing the revolutionary act. The class divisions and a hierarchy continue to manifest itself towards the end of the section. At the top of page 331, it states, “irrevert counternarratives of struggle and authorship also pepper the films of La Columna Juvenil de Centenarsio. At the time of the snow visit, the Columna counted on 42,000 vounlteer, most of whom had signed up for two- to three-year contracts beginning in 1689. Throughout the films, the poverty of many columnistas’ backgrounds is apparent from their agrammatical style of speaking, missing front teeth, and often harsh, on camera instructions on personal hygiene and habits of these girl,” (331). Guerra is this instance sets up the facts of the documentary then looks past the typical propaganda that is trying to be promoted in the film and look at what the film is actually showing us. It is obvious from this analysis of the farming culture in Cuba that it has to trap people
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