Eyes of the Rainbow, Reembarque: Richmond, CA
June 13, 2015
The Richmond Regla, Cuba Friendship Committee presents a timely double
feature of films by prize winning Cuban Filmmaker
Gloria Rolando, whose career
spans over 35 years at the Cuban National Film Institute. Ms. Rolando also
heads an independent film-making group, Imágenes del Caribe, based in
Gloria Rolando Film Screenings
Saturday, June 13, 2015 6-8 PM
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts.
339 11th Street
Richmond, Ca 94801
Cuba update by
Turner, KPFA Host of Africa Today
Two films /two perspectives on the hope and tragedy of immigration to
Reembarque / Reshipment, 2014.
Gloria Rolando's latest film The story of Haitian immigrants to Oriente in
the early 20th century and their forced repatriation after the sugar
market crashed. With English subtitles. 58 min.
A rare chance to see "Eyes of the Rainbow,"
1997, a film on Assata Shakur, the Black Panther
and Black Liberation Army leader who took refuge in Cuba after years of
struggles in the US. The film integrates AfroCuban culture, including the
Orisha Oya, to show Assata's context in Cuba, where she has lived for
close to 20 years. In English. 47 min. This film is no longer
Suggested Donation: $15.00 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
This event is a fundraiser in support of new works by Gloria Rolando and
Richmond Regla, Cuba Friendship Committee projects.
Priority Africa Network, Richmond Progressive Alliance,
Haiti Action Committee.