Culture and Sustainability
Global Exchange Reality Tours will arrange travel for this cultural research program for the Cubanakoa Foundation of Honolulu, Hawaii to study the relationship between culture and sustainability in Cuba. The program takes place during the 35th International Latin American Film Festival and will include meetings with the Cuban film association and the Union of Artists and Writers.The program will include site visits to neighborhood projects that combine art and environmental reclamation. There will be a particular focus on the integration of Afro Cuban and European culture, as well as discussions of issues of gender and race in Cuba, historically and today.
This program is open to professionals in all fields of the arts, as well as fields related to the environment and sustainable development.
Photo above: The internationally acclaimed La Colmenita Children's Theater project that grew out of a neighborhood development and sustainability program during the 1990's.
City tour of Havana and Old Havana
Latin American Film Festival
Cuban Film Institute
Union of Cuban Writers and Artists
Antonio Nunez Jimenez Foundation for Nature and Humanity
Communities of Regla and Guanabacoa
Las Terrazas intentional community
Cuban museums and schools of the arts
La Murealando Art project
La Colmenita Theater project
Round trip airfare from Cancun, Mexico
Cuban visa and required Cuban health insurance
Double room accommodations in 4 star hotel (single supplement $400)
One meal per day
Full program with guide and translator
Transportation in air conditioned buses to all scheduled events
Film festival fee
Price does not include:
Two meals per day
Bottled water and other beverages
Optional cultural activities
Purchases of a personal nature
We must receive your application and a non-refundable deposit of $500 two months before departure. Payments by Mastercard, Visa and Discover are welcome.
This trip will be as diverse as possible in terms of race, age and life experiences. We strongly urge people of color to apply. In some cases, a limited number of partial scholarships are available for low-income applicants.