[act-ma] 11/20 Talk by '1912: Breaking the Silence' Film Director Gloria Rolando (Worcester)

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu Nov 13 20:09:36 PST 2014

Talk by '1912: Breaking the Silence' Film Director Gloria Rolando
Seelos Theater
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
04:00 PM

Karen Todd

Phone: 508-793-3485


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