Although Americans tourists are banned from entering the country, I went under the journalism category.
It's only an hour flight, Cuban visa can be bought during check-in at the airline counter before departure, just don't forget your passport. I exchanged dollars into their convertible  (CUC) pesos upon arrival. I stayed at an hostel next to the baseball stadium. I focused on videotaping their culture alone rather than being somewhat biased traveling group with their hectic schedule. One day took a Soviet era Lada taxi to outskirts of Havana to visit a Deaf school. They asked me what we Deaf Americans do with our obsolete TTY as we are using VP nowadays, hopefully some organizations will donate those equipment. I felt like was blasted into the past, surrounded by all those vintage automobiles.
 

2018-09-17

Jerry Lewis

"The Day the Clown Cried," is a Jerry Lewis film that he directed  but it was never released. The film is based on a true story of Helmut Doork, an German clown who was forced to perform for the Jewish children in the concentration camp, leading them to the gas chambers. A copy of the film was donated to the Library of Congress under one condition that it not hit the silver screen nor be televised until long after his death. There are perhaps hundreds of films hidden away that the general public haven't yet seen. I think Jerry Lewis as a comedian couldn't handled serious subjects such as the Holocaust which are very sensitive and could be controversial, subjecting him to criticism, risking his career on a new genre.
I am just as curious as you are, hopefully someday we'll be able to rent it on DVD from Redbox but I think it'll be shown first at film festivals across the country and around the world,maybe winning a few awards.

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