|City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez reads proclamation for Oswaldo Payá Day|
Proud to announce the release of Witness Project: Rosa María Payá.@RosaMariaPaya is a Cuban freedom fighter and human rights activist, who speaks of her experience with collectivist tyranny. #VictimsofCommunism #Freedom #smocksprotecttheartist https://t.co/ajTuAHqvEj— Smock Media (@SmocksProtect) February 28, 2018
Hawk Jensen, of Smock Media and the director and lead editor of the documentary short, Witness Project: Rosa María Payá, who explained that the film sought to present the situation in Cuba through a human lens that can be better understood by a wider audience without bombarding them with mountains of statistics and data that they would not be able to absorb.
|Director and lead editor Hawk Jensen, of Smock Media, introduces documentary|
A day earlier in Washington, D.C. the plaza in front of the Russian Embassy was renamed after murdered Russian dissident, Boris Nemtsov, and remembered the effort by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators to rename the street in front of the Cuban Embassy after Oswaldo Payá can move forward tweeted the following.
Now that Russia's embassy in D.C. is located on Boris Nemtsov Plaza, in honor of the late Putin critic murdered under suspicious circumstances. I hope that the bill to make the street in front of the Cuban Embassy Oswaldo Paya Way can be made law. 1 of 2— John Suarez ن (@johnjsuarez) February 28, 2018
Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Marco Rubio (R-FL) & Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced legislation (S. 539) renaming the street in front of the Cuban embassy in DC, as “Oswaldo Payá Way,” to honor the opposition leader killed in Cuba on July 22, 2012. https://t.co/liEmJCmyHs 2 of 2— John Suarez ن (@johnjsuarez) February 28, 2018
Oswaldo Payá was murdered by a regime that feared his civic and nonviolent message that spoke truth to power and endangered their plans for a fraudulent transition that is now underway that seeks to entrench another generation of the Castro dynasty in absolute power in Cuba. The least that one can do is bear witness, demand justice, call for the street in front of the Cuban Embassy to bear his name, and demonstrate solidarity with Cubans seeking to live in freedom.