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CLACS Movie Night: "They Are We"

Event Type
Film Screening
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.
Feb 20, 2020   6:30 pm  
Originating Calendar
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
They Are We  (2014) 

Not Rated | Documentary, History

Film screening.  Q & A after the film.


THEY ARE WE is the story of a remarkable reunion, 170 or so years after a family was driven apart by the ravages of the transatlantic slave trade.

In Central Cuba, proud members of the Gangá-Longobá, a small Afro-Cuban ethnic group, have kept their unique heritage alive.  Incredibly, through decades of brutal enslavement, independence wars, and then the denying of all religions after the revolution, they have retained a collection of distinct songs and dances that one of their ancestors brought from Africa as a slave.  Each December 17th they still perform them at the San Lazaro ceremony.


Director: Emma Christopher. Writer: Emma Christopher


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