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Wisdom in Smoke (Saber a Tabaco)

Cigar factory readers are one of Cuba's endangered species

Overview

Genre
Human Interest and Culture
Synopsis

Cuba's cigar factory 'readers' have been educating and entertaining cigar makers since the late 1800s. Born of illiterate tobacco workers' eagerness to have daily news read to them, the readers evolved into lecturers of sorts, giving factory-floor poetry readings and narration of literary classics. An endangered species, some readers, like Juan, have become troubadours who no longer talk in prose.

Stage
finished
Running time
10 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
EICTV, innerLENS Productions
Country
Cuba
Years of Production
2002 - 2006

Distribution Details

Release year
2007
Language
Spanish
Subtitles
English

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