Film Screening: “Emilia: An Untold Cuban American Story”


[Many thanks to Lilian Manzor for bringing this item to our attention.] A screening of Emilia: An Untold Cuban American Story (2017) on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, from 11:00am to 12:30pm at the University of California Santa Barbara (McCune Room, HSSB 6020), Santa Barbara, California.

Description: The film narrates the story of Emilia Teurbe Tolón, the first woman deported from Cuba for political insurgency. Ahead of her time and a role model for women’s contributions to the struggle for independence, she was an advocate for social justice and her story is contextualized within Cuba’s lengthy fight for Independence, Spain’s loss of Empire, and the USA, particularly NYC, as a safe-haven for the rebels.

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