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Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust presents: Herstory Independent Film Festival
featuring the U.S. premiere of all three chapters of Cuban Film Director Gloria Rolando's
"1912: Voces para un Silencio  --  1912: Breaking the Silence,"
Atlanta, GA, March 20 - April 6, 2013

PRESS RELEASE
Date: February 6, 2013
Contact: Grace Lynis
Email: HIFF@cinnamontraveler.org
Telephone: 404.915.6701

Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust presents,
Herstory Independent Film Festival, featuring,
the U.S. premiere of Cuban Film Director, Gloria Rolando's film,
"1912: Voces para un Silencio/1912: Breaking the Silence,"
Atlanta, GA, March 20 - April 6, 2013.

Thrilled is the best way to describe the feeling that is circulating among members of the planning committee, as we prepare to host Cuban Filmmaker Gloria Rolando and her new film "1912 Voces para un Silencio/1912: Breaking the Silence," as the feature of the Herstory Independent Film Festival series, here in Atlanta. As the signature benefit event for the Mildred Grant Skillman Herstory Educational Scholarship Fund, we have been working diligently to insure that the film is viewed by a wide range of audiences, while Ms. Rolando visits from March 20 - April 6, 2013. Over the course of three weeks, our mission is to highlight the power of history in daily life and to recognize the scholastic significance of African Diaspora research and historiography.

Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust is excited to present the U.S. premier of the trilogy in its entirety on March 23, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, Atlanta, GA. The full three chapters of "1912: Voces para un Silencio/1912: Breaking the Silence" will then screen on three nights, Wednesday, Thursday 3/27, 3/28 and Saturday 3/30/2013, at the Southwest Arts Center Black Box Theater, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA. In addition to the public screenings, Ms. Rolando will be speaking in academic forums and is available for interviews, private screenings and V.I.P. dinner receptions. Our most engaging V.I.P. offering is a Retreat Excursion to Sapelo Island, GA, scheduled for April 4 - 6, 2013. To learn more details about private screenings and V.I.P. packages, please send an email to HIFF@cinnamontraveler.org.

Ms. Rolando's new film highlights the role of U.S. foreign policy in the Caribbean, as it influenced political and social events in Cuba at the turn of the twentieth century. Here is a great interview published earlier this year in the South Florida Times, which offers an excellent synopsis about the inspiration and backstory for "1912: Voces para un Silencio/1912: Breaking the Silence."

Insights and imagery influenced by the natural landscape, community sovereignty, social justice, familial ties, perseverance and personal integrity have been consistent themes that have been cinematically explored in all of the films produced by her production company, Imagenes del Caribe. Ms. Rolando's film catalog and her bio can be found at the Afrocubaweb site.

The full schedule for the Herstory Independent Film Festival is available at the Cinnamon Traveler website. You can see a clip of 1912 on YouTube.

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