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.
 

2018-12-09

The Silent Child

The Silent Child (United Kingdom)
The Silent Child (United Kingdom) was one of the five Oscar nominated short films, all of which I have seen at a local independent "art house" theatre. The Silent Child is about Libby, an undisciplined four years old Deaf girl living in a world of silence with a middle class hearing family that doesn't know how to deal with her until a social worker taught her to communicate in sign language. It went on to win an Oscar.


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