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Cuban Wives Documentary Premieres in Berlin

Berlin, October 11 (RHC)-- The documentary "Cuban Wives" by Italian director Alberto Antonio Dandolo, was premiered at Berlin's Babylon theater on Thursday, as part of the Latin American Film Festival “Lakino 2013.”

The film, officially participating in the documentary category, reflects in its 55 minutes the everyday life of the wives and mothers of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters, who suffer unfair incarceration in the United States since 1998.

The Italian director openly denounces the arbitrariness of the US justice system with regard to this case, and showcases the worldwide struggle for the liberation of these men, who have been kept in prison for over fifteen years.

Fernando Gonzalez, Rene Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino and Antonio Guerrero were given extremely long prison terms of up to life, after being subjected to an unfair and highly politically-biased trial in the city of Miami, which was categorized as arbitrary by United Nations' officials.

Only René González has returned to Cuba, after serving 13 years in prison, plus some probation time.

The documentary also includes interviews with U.S. diplomat Wayne Smith, lawyer José Pertierra, the president of the Cuban Parliament Ricardo Alarcon and Brazilian theologian Frei Betto, among other personalities.

According to reporters in Berlin, the film has been warmly welcomed by the public in the German capital.

The premiere of "Cuban Wives" was attended by the Lakino Festival Director, Martin Capatinta, the film's director, Alberto Antonio Dandolo, and the Cultural Charge d'Affairs of the Cuban Embassy in Germany, Hector Morales Corcho.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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