Cuba's Documentary Treasure Added to Memory of the World
Cuban important document archives were added this Tuesday to the Memory of the World Program of the United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The collection on Jose Marti treasures some 2,000 documents about the life and work of the Cuban national hero and the most complete film collection of significant events that took place in Cuba and the rest of the region between 1959 and 1990 are part of the legacy.
Also included were documentary collections "Vida y Obra de Ernesto Che Guevara"(Life and Work of Ernesto Che Guevara) and "En Canoa del Amazonas al Caribe"(In Canoa from the Amazons to the Caribbean), an expedition carried out in 1987 led by a Cuban speleologist following the route of pre-historic tribes from the Amazonian basins to mark their discovery of this geographic area.
The archive holdings added to the UNESCO's program was completed with the Historical Archives of Cuban surveyor Serafin Sanchez Govin, and the Collection of documents about personalities who have visited the Hotel National of Cuba and events that have been hosted by the facility, which is a National Monument.
Present in the ceremony for the handing of crediting certificates, held at the National Hotel, were Juan Antonio Fernandez, president of UNESCO's Cuban National Commission; Alfredo Guevara, president of the Cuban Festival of the New Latin America Cinema; Miguel Barnet, president of the Cuban Union of Writers and Artists, among other personalities.
UNESCO's Memory of the World Program was created in 1992 to preserve valuable archive holdings and world heritage's collections.