Today, U.S. actor Danny Glover arrived in Cuba, a country he has been visiting for over 20 years, and to which he always returns with an open heart ready to listen, learn and grow, reports Prensa Latina.
Glover’s encounter with Gerardo Hernández, who he visited on many occasions while the decorated Hero of the Republic of Cuba was unjustly imprisoned in a California penitentiary, was a jovial one.
Today is a beautiful day, noted Glover, who joined the international campaign to secure the release of the Five and their return to the island and denounced the media silence surrounding the case.
When I joined the Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five and saw how these men were conscious of their responsibility to humanity, I saw in them the bridge toward that world of justice and equality we wish to build, stated Glover.
The actor recalled that a short time ago, while shooting scenes for a film in Spain, he met people familiar with the cause of the Cuban Five, something he also experienced in other countries around the world.
Glover also highlighted the work of the island’s internationalist collaborators, who bring light and solidarity to the remotest areas, and whose work he witnessed first hand in several Latin American countries.
His committed efforts to truth and justice have led him to meet leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, and former President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez.
On one of his visits to Havana, Glover received the Tomás Gutiérrez Alea International Film Prize, awarded by the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (Uneac).