Resilient Cuba

 

Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker Cecilia Fasciani is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  From her project ‘Cuba‘. To see Cecilia’s body of work  click on any image.

 

 

 

 

 

Cuba has survived more than 50 years of US sanctions planned to overturn the revolutionary government of Fidel Castro, in power since the 1959 triumph against the US-backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. By then Cuba has been a one-party state led by Fidel Castro and, since February 2008, by his younger brother Raul. Neighborhood communities in Cuba are a crucial aspect of the life of every person, and they have shown their power to overcome obstacles and difficulties over time. Indeed, Cuba defied predictions that it would not survive the collapse of its historic supporter, the Soviet Union, and after 1991 the country was able to get over the so-called “peak oil crisis”, showing that another way of living is possible. Cuba is also famous for the production of its legendary cigars, whose production cycle starts in its huge tobacco fields.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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