Fidel Castro’s exiled daughter, Alina Fernandez, will give a presentation at Northern Michigan University on Tuesday, Oct. 14. She will speak at 7 p.m. in the Great Lakes Rooms. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free for NMU students and $2 for non-students.

            Fernandez will share her private and personal point of view on growing up in Cuba. She will discuss the country’s political environment during the years following her father’s overthrow of the Batista government during the 1959 Cuban Revolution. In the 1980s, Fernandez opened her eyes to the political climate in Cuba and rebelled with the political dissident movement on the island country. She was ultimately forced to flee Cuba in 1993 by disguising herself as a Spanish tourist. 

            Fernandez now resides in the United States.  She has written a memoir, “Castro's Daughter: An Exile's Memoir,” and her story will be the focus of an upcoming movie directed by Bobby Moresco, the Oscar winning filmmaker who co-wrote and produced “Crash” and co-produced “Million Dollar Baby.”

            Her presentation is sponsored by Platform Personalities at NMU.

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director