• Short Summary

    Middle class Cubans, who have fled from the government of Fidel Castro, have managed to preserve their customs, their language and their architecture -- in fact, their whole way of life -- in Union City, a suburb of New York.

  • Description

    Middle class Cubans, who have fled from the government of Fidel Castro, have managed to preserve their customs, their language and their architecture -- in fact, their whole way of life -- in Union City, a suburb of New York.

    The very close family ties -- a family u nit often includes aunts, uncles and grandparents -- largely accounts for the Cuban resistance to the American way of life. Most Cuban parents want their children to keep Spanish as their first language.

    Most of the families were well off when they went to the United States and have continued to do well in business. They can afford to build rows of houses in the Cuban style and to re-create the nightclubs of their homeland.

    In the schools of Union City, 85 per cent of the pupils are from Cuban families. When they start school, they spend half the day learning general subjects in Spanish.

    One part of the American way of life that is making some headway is 'dating' -- Cuban girls going out with boys -- but even then there is always a m other, aunt or grandmother in attendance.

    This film is accompanied by a synchronized commentary by T.V.N. reporter, Carl Stokes. It is transcribed overleaf.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE9EJH30370AVPUPE7QCK4IW8T
    Media URN:
    VLVAE9EJH30370AVPUPE7QCK4IW8T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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