Today I am posting the last two parts of a six-part video interview with my friend Maria, who talks about her family’s experiences before and after fleeing Cuba during the revolution of the late nineteen fifties and early nineteen sixties. You can access the first two interview segments here, and the second two segments here.
In Part V, Maria tells us how the generosity of others when the family was living in Tacoma, WA, had a significant influence on her life today. “Does your desire to help others stem from these childhood experiences?” (four minutes, three seconds)
Ultimately, the family had to separate again, a situation that Maria says caused more pain than when they sent her alone to Miami. Find out how her story ends. (three minutes, forty-four seconds) Thanks to Maria for agreeing to this interview, for being honest and speaking naturally without any advanced preparation or notes. She obviously knows this story well. (Apologies to viewers for the last few seconds of the video, after Maria’s story is over, which focus on my feet.)