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.


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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