The Documentary “Worm” Goes Undercover on the Island / Manuel Guerra Perez
Posted on March 14, 2014
In digital format and DVD media, it is alarming part of the population
that says it is unaware of the siege of the dissidents.
HAVANA, Cuba – The documentary “Gusano” (Worm), produced by Estado de
Sats, is being shared hand-to-hand on DVD and digitally and has
generated many reactions among people who are not dissidents – at least
openly – in the capital.
The documentary is about the acts of repudiation in Cuba and mainly what
happened last December 10-11 outside the Estado de Sats (State of Sats)
site, where an event was being held: the First International Meeting on
the United Nations Human Rights Covenants. The video has been shared
with dissimilar people across the capital regardless of their political
The audiovisual shows how the residence of Antonio Rodiles, director of
the independent project, is besieged in an act of repudiation organized
by the government, where the Ministry of Education (children and
adolescents) participates, along with the Ministry of Culture, the Young
Communist Union, the National Revolutionary Police and agents from the
Department of State Security, all with the aim of neutralizing the
event. In the film we see Rodiles being beaten and the arrests of other
participants in the independent meeting held by the Cuban dissidence.
“The documentary has been taken to the streets to denounce the
government, and show abuses and violations of international rules
committed, like using children for repressive acts,” said Ailer
Gonzales, Rodiles’s wife and one of the organizers. In the street,
Cubanet collected some opinions:
“I didn’t know that this happened in this country, I still don’t
understand it,” said Erick Chirino, 24.
“The repression used to block this activity is typical of a
dictatorship,” said Yordanis Barceló Silva, 36.
State of Sats is an independent project where artists and dissident
thinkers come together on the island, and has been repeatedly besieged
by the State Security (the political police). The headquarters is
located in the town of Playa in the Cuban capital.
Cubanet, 4 March 2014, Manuel Guerra Pérez
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