“Introducing Emilia”—A Cuban American Story is a showcase and fundraiser event hosted by Emilia Productions, LLC, to rally support for the documentary’s completion and participation in international film festivals. This film centers on “the story of the birth of the Cuban flag and Cuban coat of arms created in New York in 1850.” The screening will take place on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 6:00-9:00pm, at Washington Park Hotel-Miami Beach (1050 Washington Avenue), Miami, Florida.
Producer/Director: Luis Pérez Tolón—who was born in Cuba, and holds an MA from the University of Southern California in Film-Broadcasting-Anthropology—was Director of Production and Development with Discovery Networks Latin America. His credits include: Paranal: Eye on the Universe, gold medal NY Film Festival; Jorge Luis Borges (France/Argentina/USA), and Manuela Saenz, la pasión de Bolívar (Colombia/USA).
Prior to Discovery, he resided in Europe where he was director of the European Union’s MEDIA Program, produced documentaries in Spain and London, including the series 1898: The Spanish-American War for Canal + Spain, History Channel UK and Discovery Channel Latin America. His award-winning independent documentary Exilio/Exile was broadcast on WNET-Independent Focus and distributed to PBS stations nationwide.
For more information on the event, see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introducing-emilia-an-untold-cuban-american-story-tickets-36322292956