This Week at the MCC – A weekly video series keeping you up to date regarding shows, upcoming events and happenings at the Midland Cultural Centre, Tonight Les Chiclettes are here to perform their very funny stage show. Tickets are still available and can be also purchased at the door. Friday, Sept 26 is the kickoff to a photographic exhibition that’s a fundraiser for the MCC. It’s Cuban themed affair enittiled Seven Nights in Havana and all photos were taken in the beautiful capital of Cuba. Tickets are – come and join us for an evening of Cuban music and dance. Photos are available for purchase and can be picked up when the exhibit ends on Oct. 31. Joseph Boyden is appearing as our guest on A Day in teh Life however the event is sold out. There ARE tickets available for Joseph’s talk “The Orenda: In the Heartland Where it Originated” at the MARTYRS’ SHRINE at 6pm. Tickets for that event are and can be purchase here at the MCC box office. We’ve partnered up with Quest Art to present the film series In Tandem. Movies will run 4 Thursdays in October. single ticket , purchase the series for – great deal! More info on our website www.yourmcc.ca. We’re located in beautiful downtown Midland, Ontario on the shores of Southern Georgian Bay. Hope to see you soon! Video Rating: / 5
Media smugglers get Taylor Swift, Game of Thrones, and the New York Times to Cubans every week through an illegal network of runners.
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In Cuba there is barely any internet. Anything but the state-run TV channels is prohibited. Publications are limited to the state-approved newspapers and magazines. This is the law. But, in typical Cuban fashion, the law doesn’t stop a vast underground system of entertainment and news media distributors and consumers.
“El Paquete Semanal” (The Weekly Package) is a weekly trove of digital content—everything from American movies to PDFs of Spanish newspapers—that is gathered, organized and transferred by a human web of runners and dealers to the entire country. It is a prodigious and profitable operation.
I went behind the scenes in Havana to film how the Paquete works. Check out the video above to see how Cubans bypass censorship to access the media we take for granted.
Read full post at http://www.vox.com/2015/9/21/9352095/netflix-cuba-paquete-internet
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