Gloria Rolando: 2010 US Tour
Gloria Rolando is a filmmaker who has been up to the US on a number of occasions to give presentations about her work on AfroCuban culture at universities and community centers.
A Gloria Rolando tour is taking place in April of 2010, she has already arrived in the US. Below we have Gloria's suggestions for presentation topics - she has been intensively studying the Party of the Independents of Color and their Massacre in 1912. She has recently made several trips to Oriente under difficult conditions in order to gather a rich set of materials for a series of documentaries around these topics, which have long been neglected in Cuban history. She has been working with authors and historians, especially in Oriente where there are untapped reservoirs of knowledge about 1912, some of which are referenced on our 1912 Massacre page. It is one of Gloria's goals to raise the visibility of these researchers.
This documentary work follows her feature film Roots of My Heart, which deals with the theme of a young AfroCuban woman's discovery of her ancestors' participation in the events of 1912 and the death of her grandfather in the Massacre.
She has completed the first chapter in this series, "1912, Breaking the Silence" This 47 minute documentary deals with why the creation of the PIC was necessary and her crew has created the English subtitles. She will have a copy of this film with her on her 2010 tour - it was recently premiered in Havana.
She will have all of her films with her, as detailed on her page, so as to be able to show them.
We will be updating this page with news of her tour. Those interested can contact the tour management.
video group Images
of the Caribbean proposes the following agenda: talking in pictures
about the Party
of the Independents of Color.
Both projects are led by Afro-Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando. The aim of these presentations is to bring students of the subject of the African Diaspora to not forget these events which are so significant among all stories of those of African descent. The PIC deserves to be remembered and studied, the objectives of its social and political agenda assessed, and the errors analyzed. We want to address the difficulties encountered by PIC members in the Republic of Cuba during its rise and subsequent demise. In order to advance chapters 2 and 3 in a series of chapters, we are preparing the chapters in English. The three chapters should be completed between May and July 2012, precisely in order to commemorate the 100 years since the Massacre of 1912. -- Gloria Rolando
Note: Gloria will have copies of all her films with her in case there is a need to show and discuss them.
El grupo de video Imagenes del Caribe propone el siguiente programa: hablando en imagenes sobre el Partido de los Independientes de Color.
Dos charlas, dos presentaciones, dos enfoques del tema del Partido de los Independientes de Color en el marco de los 100 anos de la fundacion del Partido (1908) y los 100 anos de la Masacre de 1912.
Presentacion de las Raices de mi Corazon (ficcion, 51 min) y del primer capitulo del proyecto documental 1912 (Historias de la poblacion afrocubana en la lucha por la independencia nacional en 1912, Voces para un Silencio; por que fue necesaria la creacion del PIC?).
Ambos proyectos dirigidos por la cineasta afrocubana Gloria Rolando. El objetivo de estas presentaciones es incorporar a los estudiosos del tema de la diaspora africana a no olvidar este capitulo tan significativo de las historias de los afrodescendientes. El PIC merece ser recordado, estudiado, valorar los objetivos de su programa politico y social, analizar los errores y abordar las dificultades que encontraron sus miembros en la Republica Cubana de los inicios del siglo XX. Para llevar adelantelos capitulos 2 y 3 de la serie, estamos preparando este ciclo de presentaciones en version al ingles . Los tres capitulos deben concluir entre mayo y julio del 2012, justamente al conmemorarse los 100 anos de la masacre de 1912. -- Gloria Rolando
Nota: Gloria tendra una copia de todas sus peliculas en caso de necesidad.
At the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
The silenced history of the 1912 massacre of Afro-Cubans captured in a
Friday, April 9th
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The viewing of the film will be followed by a question and answer period and reception. Sponsored by the MU Afro-Romance Institute, the Ragtag Cinema, and the Sonya Haynes Stone Center at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Report on Visit
|Bloomington, IN: Sunday April 11th and 12th, 2010
Afro-Cuban film director Gloria Rolando will return to Bloomington on her first US tour since 2001. Films to be screened at 2pm on Sunday April 11 at the Monroe County Public Library Auditorium include:
*Roots of My Heart* (2001) about a young womans search for her family roots which leads to the discovery of the 1912 genocide in which thousands of members of the Independent Party of Color were massacred. 51 minutes. Subtitled in English
*(Cherished Island Memories) Pasajes del Corazon y la Memoria* is a short history of Cubans and Cayman Islanders in The Isle of Youth, Cuba. In mixed Spanish and English with subtitles. 37 minutes.
A subsequent screening of her newest film *1912:Breaking the Silence* will be offered on April 12th at 1:30 PM in the Black Film Center Archive, IU Main Library, with a presentation by the filmmaker to follow.
Sponsors: Black Film Center Archive, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, CUBAmistad, Cultural Studies, Communication and Culture, History Dept, Minority Languages and Cultures Program, and Project on African Expressive Traditions.
The director of BFAC who edits Black Camera plans to do an interview with her on the morning of April 13th.
|Chicago: Thursday, April 15th , 2010
A RARE EVENING OF NEW FILMS AND DISCUSSION
WITH WORLD RENOWN CUBAN FILMMAKER, GLORIA ROLANDO
Gloria Rolando is best known for films such as Oggun: An Eternal Presence, which explores how the Orisha Oggun, the god of war and peace, metals, and civilization, was experienced in the life of Cuban Yoruba singer Lazaro Ros; My Footsteps in Baragua, a recounting of the history of a West Indian community in Cuba; and Eyes of the Rainbow, a documentary on Assata Shakur, the Black Panther and Black Liberation Army leader who took refuge in Cuba after years of struggles in the United States.
She will screen and discuss the first chapter of new work-in-progress, a series titled Breaking the Silence, the first documentary to deal with the 1912 Massacre of over 6,000 members of the AfroCuban party Independents of Color. This first of three chapters is 47 min long and subtitled in English.
She is also a founding member of Images of the Caribbean, a film collective dedicated to developing projects that focus on Afro-descendant communities in Cuba.
COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO
COLLINS HALL 624 S. MICHIGAN, ROOM 602
|Thursday, April 15 - Sunday, April 18,
Africana Film Festival [scroll down for times & other info on that page]
Cable Car Cinema
See www.brownafricanafilmfestival.info and scroll down for info.
|University of Massachusetts, Boston
April 20th, 2010
Public showing of 1912,
Breaking the Silence, followed by a discussion with Gloria Rolando,
|April 24, Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Cuba Committee Welcomes Afro-Cuban Filmmaker Gloria Rolando
Contact: Greg Klave
Friday, April 23, 7:15 pm
155 Nicholson Hall, University of Minnesota
Free and open to the public.
Department of Cultural Studies and
Comparative Literature Student Association,
University of Minnesota
Minnesota Women in Film and Television
For parking information:
Saturday 24th of April
Screening and Q & A of Gloria Rolando's 1912: Breaking the Silence
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Resource Center of the Americas
Minnehaha Ave & East Lake St. below Glaciers Café.
Reception and Film Screening
Saturday, April 24, 7:00 pm
35th Floor Marquette Place
1314 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis
Hors d'oeuvres by Victor's 1959 Café
Refreshments will be available
See poster (pdf)
Celebrated Afro-Cuban documentary filmmaker Gloria Rolando will be in Minneapolis/ St Paul from April 23-25th, 2010 to meet with non profit organizations and higher education students and faculty of film and video. During her stay she will screen and speak to audience about her most recent films, Roots of My Heart and 1912: Breaking the Silence. Screenings and receptions will be held on Saturday, April 24th at 10:00 AM at the Resource Center of the Americas, Minnehaha Ave and East Lake Street and a Minnesota Cuba Committee hosted Screening and Reception with food provided by Victor’s 1959 Café and beverage refreshments with live Cuban music at the Marquette Place 35th floor Entertainment Center overlooking downtown Mpls on 1315 Marquette Ave. at 7:00 PM. $15 donation.
|The Eastside Cultural Center Presents the West Coast
Premiere Gloria Rolando's new film, Breaking the Silence
World Renown Afro Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando is best known for her films such as Oggun, which explores the Orisha Oggun and “Eyes of the Rainbow” a documentary on the life of former Black Panther Assata Shakur who took exile in Cuba. Her newest film "Breaking the Silence” is the first documentary to present the story of the 1912 massacre of members of the Independent Party of Color.
Breaking the Silence will show
On Wednesday, April 28th a 6pm
2277 International Boulevard, Oakland
$5-$15 sliding scale / for information call 510 533 662
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
angele at afrocubaweb.com
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Roots of my Heart
Party of the Independents of Color.
The Massacre of 1912
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