“Essential viewing for anyone interested in political struggle and international solidarity"

—Prof. Frank Wilderson, American Book Award Winner

“The audience was brought to tears”

—Prof. Victoria Langland, University of California, Davis

“A rarely seen perspective on US-Cuban relations"

—Prof. Jennifer Hosek,
Queen's University

Website Press Kit

Download this press kit to promote your screening of Beautiful Me(s)

Vassar College, Teachers, Teaching and the Movies Conference

April 2010 Featuring Q&A with Director

San Francisco State University, Ethnic Studies 40 Years Later Conference

October 2009 Featuring Q&A with Director

Yale University, Afro-American Cultural Center 40th Anniversary, New Haven

October 2009 Featuring Q&A with Director

Stanford University, Bechtel International Center, Palo Alto

May 2009 Featuring Q&A with Director

Cuban Conference: The Measure of a Revolution, Queen's University Kingston Ontario

May 2009

University of California, Berkeley, Black Visual Culture Speakers Series

April 2009

Pan-African International Film Festival, Cannes

April 2009 Featuring Q&A with Director

University of Southern California, Crossing Borders Ethnic Studies Conference, Los Angeles

March 2009 Featuring Introductory Remarks and Q&A with Director

Africa World Documentary Film Festival, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis

February 2009

Community Folk Art Center, 805 East Genesee Street, Syracuse

February 2009

Santa Clara University, Santa Clara

February 2009

Macalester College, "Casting our Future" Film Series, St. Paul

February 2009

The New School, Alvin Johnson/JM Kaplan Hall, New York

December 2008

Roxbury Film Festival, Boston

August 2008

Independent Features Film Festival, Internet Competition

June 2008

Austin Women’s Film, Music and Literary Festival, Texas

May 2008

Hemispheric Institute of the Americas, University of California, Davis, Spring ’08 Film Series

May 2008

Riverside International Film Festival, California

April 2008


Host a Screening

While we are working on producing a DVD and digital download of this 45 minute documentary, the director, Robin J. Hayes, PhD, is available to screen the film at your campus, school or community organization as part of a larger presentation about how and why the film was made. These presentations can be between 1 and 1 ½ hours, depending on your organization’s needs. We will help promote your screening by posting it on our website and announcing it to our email list. For more information about bringing Beautiful Me(s) to your community, please contact:

Prof. Robin J. Hayes
Ethnic Studies Program
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053


Santa Clara Magazine, Summer 2009

"Film Documents Different View of Black Life in Cuba,"
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education,
January 29, 2009, December 2008

Miguel Miguel Show, RUMBA 1200am, Boston, August 3, 2008

Arts Magazine, WBAI 99.5FM, New York June 3, 2008