Miami Dade College’s Cuban Cinema Series Continues With The Documentary Film 8-A on Feb. 29

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami Film Festival continues its popular Cuban Cinema Series with the documentary film 8-A (1993) by legendary director Orlando Jiménez Leal. The screening will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 29, at MDC´s Koubek Center in Little Havana. Following the film, there will be a Q & A with Leal, moderated by Alejandro Ríos, Cuban Cinema Series founder, film critic and journalist.

The film will take audiences back to the summer of 1989 in Cuba, to the Kafkaesque trial of General Arnaldo Ochoa on international drug trafficking charges, an event that was broadcasted on national television. Leal obtained footage of the trial and produced the documentary, which includes dramatized chapters of previous events.

WHAT:     Cuban Cinema Series Presents 8-A

WHEN:    Thursday, Feb. 29, at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:  MDC’s Koubek Center

2705 S.W. 3rd St.

Reserve free tickets for 8-A here.


The Cuban Cinema Series will resume after the 41st Miami Film Festival, set for April 5-14, 2024. The upcoming festival will include numerous new Cuban films also programmed by Ríos.

About Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival
Celebrating cinema in two annual events, Miami Film Festival (41st annual edition April 5-14, 2024), and Miami Film Festival GEMS (11th annual edition, November 2024). Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival is considered the preeminent film festival for showcasing Ibero-American cinema in the U.S., and a major launch pad for all international and documentary cinema.

The annual Festival welcomes more than 45,000 audience members and more than 400 filmmakers, producers, talent and industry professionals. It is the only major festival housed within a college or university. In the last five years, the Festival has screened films from more than 60 countries, including 300 World, International, North American, U.S. and East Coast Premieres. Major sponsors of Miami Film Festival GEMS include Knight Foundation, Miami Downtown Development Authority, Miami-Dade County, and the State of Florida. The Festival also offers unparalleled educational opportunities to film students and the community at large. For more information, visit or call 305-237-FILM (3456).