For more information about some of the people and issues presented in Tell Me Cuba go to:

Richard Walden, Executive Director. Operation USA.
Non-profit organization that sends medicine and medical supplies to Cuba.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R. FL)

Rep. William Delahunt (D. MA)

Silvia Wilhelm & Alfredo Duran, Cuban Americans who promote dialogue with Cuba and unrestricted travel to the island.

Margarita Morales Fernandez and Hortensia Cuvas de Sorrubras and Dr. Orlando Bosch. Two victims and the perpetrator of the downing of Cubana 455 the first terrorist airline attack in the Western Hemisphere.

Many of the documents used in Tell Me Cuba came from the National Security Archive, an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University.

Mermaids on Fire is the production company of principals Megan Williams and Deborah Irmas. They produced the Williams directed, feature-length documentary Tell Me Cuba, winner of the Spirit of Independents award at the 2006 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival.

Williams is an Academy Award ™ nominated filmmaker and founding member of TVTV a pioneering guerilla video collective. Irmas, a writer and photographic historian, curated Masquerade: Role Playing in Self-Portraiture for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2006.

They recently completed Where Did You Sleep Last Night (2007) a promotional documentary for SRO Housing Corporation, a non-profit organization working with the homeless on Skid Row, Los Angeles. To see the short go to:

Early Work

TVTV (1972-1977) Megan Williams was one of the six founders of the influential video collective TVTV that defined the radical video documentary movement of the 1970s known as "guerrilla television." TVTV programs are available through Electronic Arts Intermix.