Date of Award

Fall 12-21-2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Professor Mary Roldán

Second Advisor

Professor Manu Bhagavan

Academic Program Adviser

Professor Jonathan Rosenberg


This thesis examines the connection between the Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos and the Cuban Revolution's internationalism and argues that it made ICAIC documentarians, their methods of production, and their documentary films a valuable asset to Cuban foreign policy in the 1960s and 1970s.



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