The Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County presents a reprise of its summer Cuba film series with a program featuring Barbara Blazej, faculty member of the University of Maine Peace and Reconciliation Studies Program, who, along with a group of students and other faculty, went to Cuba in March 2015.

The program, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Library, begins with a 15-minute slide and narrative presentation of scenes of contemporary Cuba as well as explanatory comments by Blazej and UMaine students. A short film made by one of the students entitled "Viva Cuba" will follow.

The film presents responses to a single question put to about 20 Cuban citizens — professionals working with NGOs and state agencies providing free educational, health, housing and food services to the people, as well as students, dancers, musicians and rural agricultural workers and farmers. This technique reveals, through their answers, candid expressions of the quality of their everyday life as well as an overall sense of a proud and confident people free of repression or coercion by their government.

Discussion and Q&A will follow.

Peace and Justice Group planners hope this program and format will provide an opportunity for questions and discussion about Cuba that was not available at some of the films this summer. Admission is free; donations will be accepted. For more information, call Cathy at 323-5160.