This article uses Paulo Freire’s theories to illustrate Gutiérrez Alea’s attempts to continue a dynamic, Cuban revolution in light of what he depicts as a static revolution that has ceased to evolve. In fact, the film under study seems to present the achievements of Castro’s revolution as counter-revolutionary since the movement has suffered from bureaucratization, sloganism, and the banking model of education, which are all characteristics of an oppressive regime.
William O. Deaver, Jr. holds a BA in English and an MA in Spanish from the University of Virginia as well as a PhD in Spanish from Florida State University. He is a professor of Spanish at Armstrong Atlantic State University, where he has taught for the last eighteen years. In addition to teaching, he directs the study abroad program in Mexico and the Latin American Studies Certificate. He has published on Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Pío Baroja, Roberto Fernández, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Guillermo del Toro, Miguel Piñero, among others.
Deaver, William O. Jr.
"Fresa y chocolate: A Subtle Critique of the Revolution in Crisis,"
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