[act-ma] Fwd: Two events on Venezuela and Africa relationship, Oct 17th and 18th

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Fri Oct 13 08:46:09 PDT 2017


Two events on Venezuela and Africa relationship, October 17th and 18th


Tuesday October 17th, 6:00pm. Wenworth Institute of Technology
The XXII Boston Iberoamerican Film Festival presents:

“Kongo Dia Ntotela”
By Jesus “Chucho” García

Synopsis:

Shot in the old capital of Mbanza Kongo, in the Republic of Angola, this
documentary captures the historical significance of Kongo Dia Ntotela, one
of Africa's most important civilizations. The director sets out to explore
in the company of the descendants of the ancient Ntotela (kings), to learn
about the history of this kingdom, its rising, splendor and decay. The film
also sheds light into how the slave trade dispersed millions of Congolese
in the Americas, and their historical, ethical, cultural, spiritual,
culinary and aesthetic contributions to the Americas.

Post-film Q&A w/ director Jesús “Chucho” García, co-founder of the
Afro-Venezuelan Network, founder of the Center for African American Studies
at the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) and the co-founder of the
Regional Council of Africa Descendants from Latin America And the Caribbean
(ARAAC).

One presentation only: Tuesday October 17th, 6:00pm, Wenworth Institute of
Technology Luther H. Blount Auditorium, Annex central 550 Parket Street,
Boston MA02120

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Wednesday October 18th, 6:00pm, at Cultural Cafe:

“The Current Venezuela Crisis and its Impact on the African World”
A talk by Jesus “Chucho” Garcia

Jesús “Chucho” García, born in Barlovento, Venezuela, intellectual,
diplomat, writer and activist for the rights of people of African descent.
He has conducted several studies and ethnological research on African
diaspora, and written more than twenty books on this subject. He is
co-founder of the Afro-Venezuelan Network, founder of the Center for
African American Studies at the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) and
the co-founder of the Regional Council of Africa Descendants from Latin
America And the Caribbean (ARAAC). Mr. García is currently Consul General
from Venezuela to the US for the southern region.

Wednesday October 18th, 6:00pm
At Cultural Cafe. 76 Atherton Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
All events are Free and Open to the public

Sponsored by: The Consulate General of Venezuela in Boston, in
collaboration with the Regional Council of African Descendants from Latin
America and the Caribbean (ARAAC) and The Venezuela Solidarity Committee in
Boston.


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