Voces "Havana Dream"

Voces "Havana Dream"

Mon, 09/27/2010 - 8:00pm

Pictured: Castle at Havana Harbor


Two Cuban writers separated by an ocean and political choices but bound by friendship.

In August 1994, more than 33,000 Cubans attempted to escape the island by sea. Two writers, friends since adolescence, faced a choice: continue struggling with the hardships of the island or brave the open water on a homemade raft. Ernesto Santana chose Cuba; Jorge Mota chose the sea. Dream Havana, filmed on location in Cuba, the U.S. and Mexico, captures their struggles, their successes and the friendship that binds them.

Voces "Havana Dream" airs Monday, September 27 at 8 p.m. on PBS World (cable 524/DT21.2).

The only Latino anthology series on television returns with an eclectic line-up of documentaries celebrating the accomplishments of Latinos and Latinas across the Americas. VOCES captures the diversity of voices within the Latino community with an aim of stirring the interest and imagination of all viewers, regardless of their background. This season, eight films cover a wide range of subjects, including biographies of sports and music legends and community activists.

WXXI celebrates Hispanic Heritage 2010 with a strong slate of new and encore programming that features Hispanic Americans who have enriched our nation. We invite you to join us by tuning in.