Author

Kathleen Cromwell

In the extraordinary documentary Moving the Mountain, five leaders of the Chinese student reform movement (who’ve all been exiled from China) recount the events that led to the 1989 demonstration at Tiananmen Square in which some college kids took on the behemoth Communist government. With obvious pride in their triumphs, they’re also honest about their guilt over the failures that led to so many deaths.

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In this sweet and engaging Havana love story, the straight, virginal David (Vladimir Cruz), a revolutionary in Cuba’s Communist League, meets Diego (Jorge Perugorria), who wants to bed down with him, and who David fears may be a spy. Also interested in David is Diego’s neighbor and friend, the slutty, suicidal, and superstitious Nancy (Mirta Ibarra). Before long the colorful threesome have become the proverbial triangle and Strawberry and Chocolate’s ensuing plot twists — which include a consummation and a deportation — move along at a nicely syncopated pace.

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