HAVANA, Cuba.- U.S. actor, filmmaker and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Danny Glover received on Wednesday the Tomas Gutierrez Alea International Cinema Award at the venue of the Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) in Havana.
Glover, who is in the Cuban capital participating in the ongoing Meeting of Filmmakers of Africa, the Caribbean and their Diasporas, is a fervent friend of Cuba and an activist for the release of the five Cuban antiterrorists who remain unjustly imprisoned in the United States since 1998. On several occasions, Glover has visited Gerardo Hernandez —one of these five men, sentenced to two life terms plus fifteen years— in prison.
During a recent visit to Cuba, Glover met with the members of La Colmenita children’s theater company, which is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
On that occasion, amazed by the work of the group under the direction of Carlos Alberto Cremata, Glover said he wanted to become an ambassador for La Colmenita.
The Tomas Gutierrez Alea award is granted to foreign personalities that have had historic links with UNEAC or with Cuba.