The Minnesota Cuba Committee is committed to the sovereignty of the Republic of Cuba and the self-determination of its people in the face of historic and ongoing U.S. intervention.
Our committee is a member of the National Network on Cuba.
The committee’s current membership includes students, academics, labor union members, government workers and small business owners. Many of its members have traveled to Cuba; several have authored publications on Cuba. Participation of new members is always invited.
The Minnesota Cuba Committee has been active in the Twin Cities since 1990.
The committee’s activities include a variety of public educational efforts. Since 2010, we have held successful Cuban film festivals at St. Anthony Main Theatre in partnership with the Minneapolis-St. Paul Film Society. We have also raised money for hurricane relief, organized travel challenges to Cuba in conjunction with Pastors for Peace and the Venceremos Brigade, supported legislative efforts to loosen travel restrictions and scheduled numerous panel discussions led by its own members. In previous years, we organized meetings with the Cuban ambassador to the United States, brought in Cuban scholars and artists and organized groups of young people to attend international meetings in Cuba.
Prior to December 2014, one of our most important projects was to raise support for the case of the Cuban Five, five Cubans and Cuban-Americans who were serving lengthy prison terms in the United States for working to prevent terrorist activities by Cuban exiles. On December 17, 2014, the last three of the Cuban Five were released as part of the historic rapprochement between Cuba and the United States.
The Minnesota Cuba Committee with MSP Film Society and the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC), presents the
Annual MN Cuban Film Festival
Located at the newly renovated:
The Main Theatre, 115 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, MN
The Minnesota Cuban Film Festival (MCFF) features films that address the achievements and challenges of the Cuban people through the eyes of its filmmakers. The festival highlights diverse and challenging films of social change, human struggle and the boldness of the human spirit.