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Post Opinions debuts documentary on the struggle for freedom in Cuba

“Outside the Revolution” highlights the price journalists, artists and activists have paid for challenging the Cuban regime.

“Outside the Revolution” highlights the price journalists, artists and activists have paid for challenging the Cuban regime.

On the anniversary of Cuba’s largest anti-government demonstrations in decades, Washington Post Opinions has released “Outside the Revolution,” a short documentary exploring the Cuban government’s crackdown on free speech and the threats journalists and artists face for challenging the legacy of the Castro dictatorship. The project expands the section’s documentary portfolio, which includes “Bring Them Home.”

"Outside the Revolution" examines whether the only way Cubans can have a voice is from exile and features Washington Post Opinions Contributor Abraham Jiménez Enoa and art historian and activist Carolina Barrero, both of whom were forced by the Cuban government to leave the country because of their work.

“Through our short documentaries, we aim to shed light on both real and intangible threats to freedom that are pervasive globally,” said Kate Woodsome, head of Opinions video. “With this project, we hope to remind viewers how risky it can be to confront official narratives.”

Watch the film, which is fully accessible to Spanish and English-speaking audiences with captions in both languages. Read Jiménez Enoa’s columns here.

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