Donated by Halla Linker Aguirre and California State University at Northridge, University Library in 2002
Television broadcast created by Hal Linker with his wife, Halla, and son, David. Edited film was shot in Cuba just before Castro became Prime Minister. This was the first of a series of programs presenting life in Cuba from visiting homes, ranches, and resorts to experiencing fiestas, tobacco and rum manufacturing, and the work of cowboys and sponge fishermen. In this episode the Linkers visit the Pinar del Rio section of of Cuba where they film growing tobacco and manufacturing of tobacco products. At Varadero Beach they stay in the village of Trinidad which remained mostly as it was when built under Spanish colonialism.
Courtesy of Halla Linker
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland 20746