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In the film we watch the closing ceremony of the 11th World Festival of Youth and Students.

In the first shot of the film, we see the tall monument in the Plaza de la Revolución in Havana, dedicated to José Martí, a Cuban national hero, who became a symbol of the liberation struggle of the Cubans and their freedom from the Spanish rule. Then we see views of a crowd of young people who hold and wave flags with the symbols of Cuba, symbols of the Festival and a flag with a drawing of Ernesto Che Guevara.

Afterwards, we see the statue of José Martí, at the base of the monument and a banner that says "Viva el XI Festival" (Long live the 11th Festival) and as the camera zooms-in we realize that the monument is the "back" of the official seats, during the closing ceremony of the Festival.

In a general view, we see Fidel Castro on the podium.

We see footage of people cheering and applauding, a Cuban TV cameraman and finally three flags-symbols waving: the Cuban flag, the flag with the symbol of the Festival and a red flag with a hammer and a sickle-a symbol of the Communist Revolution.

The film closes with footage of Fidel Castro's speech on Cuban television.

The story of the World Festival of Youth and Students, begins in the summer of 1947 in Prague and is the largest event in collaboration with every progressive, democratic youth and worldwide students, against the politics of war, the exploitation and the oppression.

Through a variety of events such as sports games in several different sports, political seminars and conversations, concerts and other events took place the 11th festival in July 1978, in Cuba.





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Argyrakis Giorgis

HD (1440x1080)



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Super 8mm