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Mar 28th, 2011 National Review article about the release of Dr. Biscet written by Daniel Allott

Asociate Director, Daniel Allott wrote an article in the National Review about the release of Dr. Biscet. Click here to read the article



DR.OSCAR ELIAS BISCET RELEASED FROM PRISON. For more information, please click here


Feb 11th, 2011 Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet Gonzalez Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet Gonzalez Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize. For more information, please click here.


Nov 18th, 2010 Oscar's Cuba screened at the Czech Embassy in Washington, DC

Approximately 50 people attended a screening and discussion of Oscar's Cuba at the Czech Embassy in Washington, DC on November 18th, 2010. Attendees included Carlos Gutierrez, former Secretary of Commerce under George W. Bush, Mr. Daniel Kostova, the Charge d'Affaires of the Czech Embassy, Mr. Andras Bacsi-Nagy, Hungarian Deputy Chief of Missions, and Dr. Angel Garrido, Vice President of the Lawton Foundation for Human Rights.

Read more here.


Oct 26th, 2010 Oscar's Cuba Director Awarded Honors in New Jersey

At a screening of Oscar's Cuba at Jose Marti Middle School in Union City, NJ on 10/26/10, Jordan Allott, Executive Director and Producer of the film, was awarded several honors by the State of New Jersey, Union City Mayor Brian P. Stack and by the Organizaciones Cubanas Unida Zona Norte. The latter presented the award to Mr. Allott in appreciation for his "courage and dedication in going to Cuba and exposing [himself] to potential jailing while filming on the island and in gratitude for exposing to the world truth about the Cuban regime." Mr. Allott also accepted an award on behalf of Dr. Biscet from the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, given in recognition of his "outstanding character and exceptional determination" and his "meritorious record of service, leadership and commitment."


Oct 10th, 2010 Dr. Oscar Biscet's story and the Oscar's Cuba documentary was featured in this week's episode of Persiguiendo Injusticias

Oscar's Cuba filmmaker Jordan Allott was interviewed by Emmy-nominated host Dra. Ana Maria Polo for Persiguiendo Injusticias which highlights the plight of individuals who have been unjustly imprisoned. Persiguiendo Injusticia broadcasts internationally Sunday nights at 6pm EST on Telemundo. Click here for more information.


Oct 8th, 2010 Oscar's Cuba to screen in Key West, FL, Washington, DC, and Tampa, FL

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Sep 13th, 2010 Cuba’s Revolving Door for Prisoners of Conscience: Film Screening and Discussion with Members of Congress

What: Presentation and Q&A with Oscar’s Cuba Director Jordan Allott
*Cuban food and refreshments will be provided
Where: Rayburn Congressional Office Building, Room 2253, Washington, D.C.
When: Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 12pm – 1pm
Sponsored by Americans for a Democratic Club

An invite to a presentation of OC by 20 US Congressman, both Republicans and Democrats, can be seen here.


Aug 17th, 2010 Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado to Host Free Screening

Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado to host free screening of Oscar's Cuba at Miami's Manuel Artime Theatre on Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 at 3pm. No RSVP is needed and the event is open to the public. Please spread the word and bring as many friends and family to the screening as possible!

Manuel Artime Theatre
900 Southwest 1st Street
Miami, FL 33130-1156


Jun 8th, 2010Oscar's Cuba to Screen Next Week in Madrid & Paris

Madrid, Spain
When: 8 PM, June 15th
Where: Valdelasfuentes Centro Cultural de Alcobendas, 15 Dirección de la Alcaldía Plaza Mayor 1 Alcobendas
Madrid, Spain

*Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado and former Cuban prisoner of conscience and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Armando Valladares will be presiding over the Madrid event.*

Paris, France
When: 7PM, June 18th
Where: La Maison de l'Amérique latine 217, Boulevard Saint-Germain 75007
Paris, France

*Cuban writer Zoe Valdes will host the Paris screening.*     {close}

Jun 2nd, 2010Miami, FL Oscar’s Cuba Screenings

Oscar’s Cuba was screened four times in late May at the historic Tower Theatre in Miami, Florida. The four screenings were attended by more than 700 people, including Dr. Eduardo Padron, who hosted the events and is president of Miami Dade College; Dr. James Cason, former ambassador and chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba; Winnie and Yan Biscet, Dr. Oscar Biscet’s children; as well as many Cuban ex-political prisoners and representatives from numerous media outlets.

For coverage of the Miami Oscar’s Cuba screenings, click below:

NBC Coverage, click here.
CBS Coverage, click here.
Telemundo Coverage, click here.

Oscar’s Cuba Executive Producer Jordan Allott participated in many T.V., radio and print interviews, including the Maria Elvira Live Show. Thank you to Miami Dade College, the Tower Theatre and all of you who made our Miami events so successful!     {close}

Apr 28th, 2010Miami Dade College (MDC) Hosting Screenings of Oscar's Cuba at Miami's historic Tower Theatre

Miami Dade College (MDC), will host screenings of Oscar's Cuba at Miami's historic Tower Theatre, on May 12 (Eng.), 18 (Sp.), 19 (Eng.) and 20 (Sp.) at 7 p.m. The Screening on May 12th is by invitation only through Miami Dade College. The May 18-20th screenings are open to the public. Oscar’s Cuba filmmaker, Jordan Allott, will attend May 12th,18th and 19th for a Q & A session after the screening.

Tickets on the 18th-20th of May are $6 for general admission and $5 for seniors and students. Come early as tickets are on a first come, first serve basis.

WHAT: Oscar’s Cuba screening
WHERE: MDC’s Tower Theater 1508 SW 8 St, Miami, Fl
WHEN: Public Screenings – May, 18, 19, and 20, at 7 p.m.     {close}

Apr 23rd, 2010Watch the Oscar’s Cuba Trailer!

Available at the top of the screen or view it from the video page.     {close}

Apr 22nd, 2010Follow Oscar’s Cuba on Twitter

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Mar 21st, 2010Oscar's Cuba Pre-Screening

A successful pre-screening of Oscar's Cuba took place in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, March 21st. A full house of 300 people were inspired by the story and message of Dr. Biscet presented in Oscar's Cuba. Actress and singer Maria Conchita Alonso hosted the event. Photos of the event can be found in the "photo gallery" and video clips taken by an audience member can be found on the youtube links below:

Oscar Biscet Video Presentacion Part 1 of 3
Oscar Biscet Video Presentacion Part 2 of 3
Oscar Biscet Video Presentacion Part 3 of 3
Reception at the Premiere of Oscar's Cuba     {close}

Mar 18th, 2010Oscar's Cuba Review

Joe Lima reviews Oscar's Cuba for the popular website     {close}

Mar 17th, 2010Arturo Sandoval Records the Oscar's Cuba Soundtrack

Four-time Grammy winner, Arturo Sandoval, records the Oscar's Cuba soundtrack and reflects on Dr. Biscet and Cuba. Watch the video here.     {close}

Mar 1st, 2010Oscar's Cuba Pre-Screening in Hollywood!

You are invited to a private pre-screening of Oscar's Cuba on Sunday, March 21, hosted by Maria Conchita Alonso and friends in association with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

What: Oscar’s Cuba pre-screening
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre,
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood CA 90027
When: Sunday March 21, 2010

Pre-show social hour reception: Wine and appetizers will be served 5 pm – 6 pm.

Oscar’s Cuba screening: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Requested donation per couple: $50 with all proceeds to benefit distribution of Oscar’s Cuba.

Please RSVP by 3/18/2010 to Fernando Marquet or Ziva Sahi
By Phone: 310-973-8694
By Email:

Make your check payable to: Media Serve Int’l, A non-profit 503(c)(3) – your donation is tax-deductible.

Mail to:
Oscar’s Cuba L.A.
P.O. Box 90901
Los Angeles, CA, 90009-0901     {close}

Jan 10th, 2010Latino Magazine Article

Oscar’s Cuba was profiled in the December issue of Latino Magazine. The piece includes an interview with OC director Jordan Allott. Read the article here.     {close}

Dec 15th, 2009Oscar's Cuba Team Interviews

As the Oscar’s Cuba documentary moves towards distribution, the Oscar’s Cuba team completed interviews with U.S. Congressman Chris Smith, former U.S. Head of Missions in Cuba Amb. James Cason and former Cuban prisoner of conscience and U.S. Amb to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Armando Valladares.     {close}

Oct 29th, 2009Oscar’s Cuba Filmmaker Jordan Allott Appears on EWTN

Oscar’s Cuba Filmmaker, Jordan Allott, discusses the project and message of Dr. Biscet on EWTN’s (Eternal Word Television Network) live T.V. show, Life on the Rock, Oct. 29, 2009. EWTN is world-wide Catholic T.V. station and the largest religious network in the world. Watch the clip here.     {close}

Sep 1st, 2009Oscar's Cuba Team Organized a Successful Fundraising Event

In Miami on September 1st, the Oscar's Cuba team organized a successful fundraising event. With the gracious support of all those who attended, but especially the Vilarino Family, owners of the Las Vegas Cuban Cuisine restaurants, and of the de la Pena Foundation, the event raised funds for the film’s production.

More than one hundred fifty attendees—including former Cuban political prisoners, local and national politicians, including U.S. Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart, the former Ambassador to Paraguay and head of Missions to Cuba, James Cason and media representatives—were on hand as we explained our unique mission to take Oscar’s message of courage, faith and hope beyond the Cuban-American community to the rest of the world.

Thanks again to all those who attended, helped organized and supported the event in other ways. Photos can be seen in the gallery.     {close}

Aug 23rd, 2009Executive Producer Jordan Allott Writes Letter to Dr. Biscet

Executive Producer Jordan Allott returned home after a week of filming in Havana, Cuba. Jordan had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Biscet's wife, Elsa, on three occasions and spent time with young dissident bloggers, musicians and artists.

Jordan presented Elsa with a letter to give to Oscar on behalf of the Oscar's Cuba project. On Friday the 21st of August, during the two hour visit she is allowed to have with Oscar every 6 weeks, Elsa smuggled in the letter. Oscar read the letter and was moved by the passion with which the Oscar's Cuba team and its supporters are working to help bring about his release and the freedom of the Cuban people.

So keep up the good work, everyone!

The English and Spanish versions of our letter can be here.     {close}

Jun 25th, 2009Official Oscar's Cuba Website

The Oscar’s Cuba website is now complete!     {close}

Apr 8th, 2009Jordan Allott on the Brian Tilton Show

Listen to a radio interview of Jordan Allott on the Brian Tilton Show (a daily New Hampshire radio show). Mr. Tilton and Mr Allott discuss US-Cuban relations. Listen here.     {close}

Mar 31st, 2009Jordan and Daniel Allott Writes Article on Human Events

Jordan and Daniel Allott have written an article on today's Human Events website concerning President Obama's responsibility to stand up for imprisoned Human Rights workers and democracy advocates in Cuba. You can read the piece here.     {close}

Feb 15th, 2009Radio Interview - Cuban Companioni

6PM -Radio Interview - Cuban Companioni talk radio. Listen.     {close}

Feb 10th, 2009"Sneak Peek" Available

Oscar's Cuba "Sneak Peek" now available.     {close}

Jan 30th, 2009Jordan and Daniel Allott Writes Article in American Spectator

My brother, Daniel, and I write in today's American Spectator about Cuba's new generation of dissidents (including an exclusive interview with famed blogger, Yoani Sanchez) and how they are using technology to express themselves. American Spectator article- "Cuba's Cyber Revolutionary". Read it here.     {close}

Jan 16th, 2009Thanks For a Sucessful Fundraiaing Event

Thank you to everyone who attended the "Oscar's Cuba" fundraising event on the 15th for making it a successful night. We have posted photos of the event in the gallery.     {close}

Jan 7th, 2009Radio Interview - Babalú Blog Talk Radio

Radio interview - Babalú Blog talk radio interview with Jordan Allott. Listen in.     {close}

Dec 30th, 2008Jordan and Daniel Allott Writes Article in American Spectator

My brother Dan and I write in the American Spectator today about Cuba, from which I recently returned after an illuminating three weeks. January 1st marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. That's a half-century of oppression. Read it here.     {close}

Dec 15th, 2008Three Successful Weeks of Shooting for Oscar's Cuba

Three successful weeks of shooting for Oscar's Cuba took place in Havana, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Las Tunas, El Cobre and Santiago de Cuba in late November and early December, 2008.

Interviewees included:
-- Elsa Morejon, wife of Oscar Biscet
-- Oswaldo Paya Sardinas, Leader of the Christian Liberation Movement
-- Gorki Aguila, lead singer of Havana punk-rock band
-- Yoani Sanchez, internationally known blogger
-- Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White), wives, mothers and, sisters of political prisoners.     {close}

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