Tuesday, November 19, 2013

[236] MTSU to hold Nov. 12 screening of professor’s documentary on Hershey, Cuba

MURFREESBORO — The sweet deal Milton Hershey promised the people of Cuba is the subject of a new documentary by an MTSU professor.

“Milton Hershey’s Cuba” will be screened at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Room 208 of the Student Union Building.

Dr. Ric Morris, a professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, uses archival film, still photographs, on-site footage and never-before-seen interviews in the 40-minute production.

The documentary, which is Morris’ second film, chronicles the commercial and social enterprises of American chocolatier Milton Hershey in Cuba during the early 20th century.

Hershey’s endeavors include construction of the island’s largest sugar refinery and 251 miles of electric railway lines. He also created a company town for 2,000 employees who were offered unprecedented perks and privileges.

“Milton Hershey’s Cuba” was funded by the MTSU College of Graduate Studies, the Office of International Affairs and the College of Liberal Arts.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Morris at 615-898-2284 or Richard.Morris@mtsu.edu.

For parking information, go to http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap13-14.

No comments: