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Cuba - the daily life of the revolution

50th Anniversary of the Socialist Revolution. Fifty years went by since the fall of the Batista government and the beginning of  the Socialist Revolutionary State for all the cuban people, under the troops of Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos. Nowadays, in 2009, while the cuban society remains in constant adaptation and after the Regime entered in a new social and economic post soviet period, Raul Castro rules the State and Cuba reflects the need of more complex  revolutionary changes.

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El B - Oscar Rodríguez Galá, 24 years old. MC of the rap band Los Aldeanos. He is a school teacher, studying Psychology at university and one of the founding members, along with Aldo, of the most popular rap group in Cuba.... (+)

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Car park in Havana. The revolution’s historic dates are written on the wall.

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Street Market, La Havanna.

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Roberto Ricabal. 74 years old. Militiaman.. He took part in the Cuban revolution. He finds it hard to think about his childhood. Very few children attended to school at the time. He was a teenager during Fulgencio Batista’s presidency.... (+)

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Laura Mourlot Rodríguez. 19 years old. She studies Informational Science at university. Laura is a student and activist. She aims to become an excellent professional. She takes part in the UJC (Union of Young Communists) and the FEU (University Student Federation).... (+)

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Children playing baseball, main sport in Cuba.

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Acrobatic teenagers have fun at the Caribbean sea.

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María Elena de Cárdenas. 55 years old. She teaches artistic gymnastics. When her daughter migrated to the United States, she felt empty. Since then, she has taken refuge in Afro-Cuban religion and welcomes with open arms all those people that might need her help.... (+)

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Ana María Rodríguez de Cárdenas. 44 years old. Transport Ministry employee. Ana Maria’s home is full of love and life. She wanted this way ever since her mother threw her out at 14 and her stomach was twisted with hunger during the «special period».... (+)

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Teenagers in Havana. Behind them is an old 1950s car.

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Different generations of Cuban women get ready to celebrate the new year.

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Groceries market.

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Sol Mía, 67 years old. Former militia woman. Member of the Women’s rights organisational committee.... (+)

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Street posters on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution.

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Luis Fabier Terri. Tito La escuela. 18 years old. Rapper. He is a teacher but chose the street as his school of life. He writes social stories and tries to touch people’s hearts through his songs.... (+)

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A woman getting out of a taxi in Havana.

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A couple drinking beer near Malecón in Havana.

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Rachel Acosta Rodríguez. 13 years old. High school student (in the middle). Rachel has a dream. When she grows up she wants to be an actress and a singer. She has already started to train. She acts and has been having guitar lessons for 3 months.... (+)

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Magia López. 36 years old. Head of the Cuban Rap Agency. Hip hop singer. Member of the group Obsesión. Alexei Rodriguez. 36 years old. Hip hop singer. Member of the group Obsesión.... (+)

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A sewing workshop in Havana. On the wall there is a portrait of Ernesto «Che» Guevara.

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