The Stone Center Diaspora Film Festival Presents “Black and Cuba” and “Reembarque”

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As part of their Diaspora Film Festival, the Stone Center for Black Culture and History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill presents two screenings: Robin Hayes’ Black and Cuba and Gloria Rolando’s Reembarque/Reshipment. Cuban director Gloria Rolando will be at the screening for a discussion about her film.

October 21 at 7:00pm, Multipurpose Room, Stone Center (150 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC)

The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film

Black and Cuba [Dir: Robin Hayes / Documentary / USA / English / 82 min. / 2013

A diverse group of street-smart students are outcast at an elite Ivy League university, band together and adventure to Cuba to see if revolution is truly possible. While filming their poignant encounters with AfroCuban youth, the American travelers question if either nation is post-racial or color blind. This documentary combines edgy archival footage, hip hop styled narration with exuberant scenes of island life to uncover renewed hope for equality and human rights.

October 23 at 7:00pm, Multipurpose Room, Stone Center (150 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC)

The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film

Reembarque/Reshipment [Dir: Gloria Rolando/ Documentary/Cuba /Spanish with French and English subtitles /59 min./2014]

The voices of prominent historians join the memories of Haitians and their descendants in Cuba to understand a chapter of the complex economic and social history of the Caribbean: the presence in the Island of Cuba of thousands of West Indian laborers, especially from Haiti, who fertilized the fields of Cuba with their sweat from the beginning of the twentieth century. This film is a tribute to the unsung, anonymous heroes who were a bridge between two peoples in the Caribbean: Cubans and Haitians. A discussion with the film’s Director Gloria Rolando will immediately follow the screening.

These events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP at stonectr@unc.edu.

For more information, please visit: http://sonjahaynesstonectr.unc.edu/, call 919-962-9001, or email stonecenter@unc.edu.

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