Video: Tom Wolfe’s interest in Cuban values

Angelina Rodriguez, Director of Hialeah Non-profit, SCLAD, believes she knows what Tom Wolfe was after when he met with her. In this behind-the-scenes clip of the documentary film Tom Wolfe Gets Back to Blood, Rodriguez tells of her meeting with…

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Video: Tom Wolfe on early Cuban immigration

Tom Wolfe researched the dynamics of Cuban migration to South Florida. Here he talks about his understanding of the first wave of Cuban refugees that went to the United States looking for a fresh start after the communist revolution in…

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Video: Tom Wolfe vs Jersey Shore?

Miami gossip columnist Lesley Abravanel recalls how Tom Wolfe’s ‘Bonfire of the Vanities’ had an impact in her life while growing up in New York. She puts into perspective the cultural significance of a Tom Wolfe novel set in Miami….

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Video: Tom Wolfe – the Father of New Journalism

Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books and Books, gives his view on Tom Wolfe’s iconic status in the writing world. Wolfe met Kaplan while researching his novel, Back to Blood, in Miami. We interviewed Kaplan for the film to shed light…

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Video: Police Chief Timoney asks Tom Wolfe for one favor

Miami’s former Chief of Police John Timoney wants Tom Wolfe to go easy on the police chief and the mayor characters in Wolfe’s upcoming book ‘Back to Blood’. Now, will Tom Wolfe heed the “request”…probably not, says Timoney. This is…

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Video: Tom Wolfe tells of his time in Cuba

Tom Wolfe’s interest in Cuba stretches all the way back to the early 1960s, when the Washington Post sent him on assignment to the island in the wake of the Castro revolution. In this behind-the scenes clip of Tom Wolfe…

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Video: Miami Mayor Manny Diaz welcomes Tom Wolfe

Manny Diaz, Mayor of Miami (2001-2009), welcomes Tom Wolfe at the Freedom Tower in Miami. This clip is from behind-the-scenes footage of the documentary Tom Wolfe Gets Back to Blood. This event at the Freedom Tower, circa October 2007, marked…

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Video: What will Tom Wolfe’s ‘Back to Blood’ be like?

Professor William Mckeen, Chair of the journalism department at Boston University and a Tom Wolfe biographer, talks about what he’s looking forward to reading about in Tom Wolfe’s book ‘Back to Blood’. We interviewed McKeen for our documentary film, Tom…

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Video: Tom Wolfe talks of immigrant culture in America

Tom Wolfe discusses differences among immigrants who come to the United States. His new novel, Back to Blood, focuses on the theme of immigration. Wolfe set the book in Miami because it’s the immigration capital of the world, with more…

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Video: Yeah, Tom Wolfe has that effect on people

Scott Hiaasen, Miami Herald Investigative reporter, brings to mind the time Tom Wolfe entered the newsroom at the Miami Herald and everyone got up to shake his hand. Wolfe was in Miami researching his novel ‘Back to Blood’. We interviewed…

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