Collection CHC5075 - Joe Cardona Video Collection

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Joe Cardona Video Collection


  • 1994-2002 (Creation)


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Joe Cardona was born of Cuban parents in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on November 1, 1967. He has directed 11 feature length documentaries, mostly dealing with issues of cultural identity and Cuban history: Adios Patria, Café con Leche, The Flight of Pedro Pan, José Martí: Legacy of Freedom, Havana: Portrait of Yesteryear, Honey Girl, White Elephant, and Celia the Queen. Cardona has also directed, produced and written two feature films, Water, Mud and Factoriesand Bro.

Joe holds a degree in Mass Communications from Florida International University.

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The Joe Cardona Video Collection contains nearly 100 video tapes of research material for documentaries and films directed and produced by Joe Cardona, independent filmmaker.

The collection contains 51 VHS tapes of unedited interviews for the documentary Café con leche; thirty-three videotapes of interviews for the films Adiós Patriaand Los plantados; and videotaped interviews for the documentary José Martí: Legacy of Freedom.

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This collection is open for research.

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Gifts of Joe Cardona, 2002 and 2004.

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A framed poster for the documentary José Martí: Legacy of Freedom was transferred to the Cuban Poster Collection (CHC0327).

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