[act-ma] 11/20 Talk by '1912: Breaking the Silence' Film Director Gloria Rolando (Worcester)
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Thu Nov 13 20:09:36 PST 2014
Talk by '1912: Breaking the Silence' Film Director Gloria Rolando
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Cuban Film Director, Gloria Rolando, will discuss the making of the
three part film series, "1912: Breaking the Silence" that examines the
history of Cuba’s Partido Independiente de Color (PIC). Founded in 1908,
by Afro-Cuban veterans of Cuba’s war for independence, the PIC was the
second black-led party in the Americas. The party struggled for racial,
political, and economic equality in the early years of the republic.
Rolando uses a creative mix of interviews and archival documents to
piece together the historical antecedents that led to the shocking 1912
massacre of thousands of Afro-Cubans affiliated with the PIC.
Rolando's career spans over 35 years at the Cuban Institute of
Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) and she is the head of an
independent film-making group, Imágenes del Caribe, based in Havana.
Rolando is the winner of numerous film awards including the 2012
Walterio Carbonell prize and the 2013 Caracol prize from the National
Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (Unión Nacional de Escritores y
Artistas de Cuba, UNEAC).
Sponsored by Latin American and Latino Studies
Thursday, November 20
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