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  • Summary: Documentary filmmaker, Camila Guzmán Urzúa compares modern day Cuba to the Cuba she knew in her youth, during the country's "Golden Years", the 70's and 80's after the 1959 Castro Revolution.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
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  1. 75
    Urzua's unsentimental story of shattered idealism is specific to Cuba, but anyone whose path to adulthood was paved with disillusionment, -- whether they were betrayed by faith, family or institutions – will understand her melancholy nostalgia.
  2. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    70
    Those on both sides of the great Cuba divide should find food for thought in these sober, realistic reflections.
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    70
    Both love story and memory of underdevelopment, The Sugar Curtain illuminates, with great sobriety and reverence, the paradox of a nation as steeped in tradition as it is in hypocrisy.
  4. A pensive valentine to literacy programs and childhood idealism left in the ashes of broken families and an economically bifurcated society.