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CLACS Movie Night: "They Are We"

Event Type
Film Screening
Sponsor
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
Location
Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.
Date
Feb 20, 2020   6:30 pm  
Views
329
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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