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Gloria Rolando filming ReembarqueGloria Rolando 2014 US Visit

Filmmaker Gloria Rolando is currently on a US visit, her remaining states as of 10/22 include North Carolina, Maryland/DC, Pennsylvania, California, Georgia, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and New York. The visit is based on an invitation to give the US premier of her film "Reembarque" / "Reshipment" at the "WITH/OUT - ¿BORDERS?" Conference at Kalamazoo College, Sep 25 to 28th, organized by Lisa Brock. She will be showing her latest films, 1912, Breaking the Silence, Chapter 3, on the Massacre of 1912, and "Reembarque" / "Reshipment" on Haitians immigrants in Cuba who were sent back in the beginning of the last century when the sugar market crashed and they were unwanted.  The 3rd chapter of 1912, Breaking the Silence premiered in Havana in May of 2013 and received much critical aclaim. Reshipment premiered in Havana September 10, 2014 and in the US on September 28, 2014. The three chapters of 1912 caused her to receive the Caracol Prize for directorship from UNEAC in October of 2013.

Gloria sends out an appeal to help defray the costs of repairing the house of Pedro Ivonnet's granddaughter, Ivanoa Ivonnet, which was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Pedro Ivonnet was a founder of the Independent Party of Color, which was destroyed in the 1912 Massacre.


See Schedule of US Events



Kalamazoo University
Sep 25 - Oct 4th
Sep 26: Reembarque (scroll down)


Indiana University Oct 4th - 7th
Oct 5th: Reembarque

Minnesota Oct 7th - 12th

St. John's University/St. Benedict's
Minneapolis Insitute of the Arts
Oct 11th: Reembarque


Washington University in St Louis Oct 12th - 15th
Oct 13th: Reembarque  (Click on Reembarque, lower left, for details)

New Jersey
Rutgers: Oct 15-17th


Philadelphia Oct 17-19th

Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia, Oct 18th, 2014


Vanderbilt University Oct 19th-21st

North Carolina

UNC Chapel Hill Oct 21st-24th
Oct 23rd, Stone Center: Reembarque

Maryland & DC

Morgan State University, Baltimore Oct 24th-29th

Cafe Sankofa, Washington DC, Sun Oct 26th, 3PM
2714 Georgia Ave, NW Wash DC 20001 202-234-4755
Showing Reembarque/Reshipment

Gloria is on the menu, she has a wrap named after her!


Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA: Oct 29th - Nov 1st
•Thursday, Oct. 30th, 12:30 PM, ATS 142: Breaking the Silence.
•Thursday, Oct. 30th, 7:00 PM, Robert Smith Center Theater: Reembarque/Re-embark.
•Friday, Oct. 31st, 3:00 PM, Spotts 111, Auditorium: Raices de Mi Corazon/Roots of My Heart.
All events free and open to the public.

California Nov 1st-9thtop

Bay Area
Merritt College, BWOPA (Black Women Organizing for Political Action),
San Francisco State University, Haiti Action Committee

Havana-based Afro-Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando will present her newest documentary REEMBARQUE (59 minutes, in Spanish, Haitian Creole and French with English subtitles) during her November Bay Area visit The peoples of African ancestry in Cuba have a complex history. During the early part of the 20th century and before the Cuban Revolution, Haitian migrant agricultural workers faced hardships and discrimination while toiling in Cuba. Many were forcibly deported when they were no longer needed. However they left behind their rich spiritual practices, dynamic music and dance, as well as their history of resistance. The voices of prominent historians join the memories of Haitians and their descendants in Cuba to understand a forgotten chapter in Caribbean history.

Reembarque/Reshipment: Museum of the African Diaspora in partnership with Cuba Caribe, Global Exchange and the San Francisco Public Library presents a film screening and director’s talk., PDF
Tuesday, November 4th, 6-8 PM
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
Free Admission   English Subtitles
Sponsored by the Museum of the African Diaspora and the African American Center of the SFPL. Co-sponsored by Cuba Caribe and Global Exchange. For more information,

Friday, November 7, 6:30 PM Eastside Arts Alliance, 2277 International Blvd. Oakland.
Reembarque/Reshipment - A documentary and visit from Gloria Rolando
$5-$15 sliding scale admission. Co-sponsored by the Haiti Action Committee and the Black Student Union of Merritt College. For more information,

Other programs

Monday, November 3, 10 AM, Merritt College, 12500 Campus Drive, Oakland. Merritt College Building R room 110, Huey P Newton/Bobby Seale Student Lounge Co-Sponsors: African American Studies Department and the Black Student Union NOTE: EYES OF THE RAINBOW on exiled Black liberation movement activist, Assata Shakur will be screened at this venue instead of REEMBARQUE

Thursday, November 6, 9:30 AM City College of San Francisco-Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, Multiuse Building, Room 140. Co-sponsors: Library, Diversity Coalition, Concert and Lecture Committee.

Thursday, November 6, 2:30 San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway, Cesar Chavez Student Center, Richard Oakes Multicultural Center.

Georgia Nov 9-15thtop

Spelman College, History Department
Science Center Auditorium on Monday November 10 at 7:30 PM.   See Map - use 19c

Clark Atlanta University

 Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust is pleased to announce the return of award winning AfroCuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando to Atlanta Georgia.
Reembarque/Reshipment” - Screening and Discussion
Herstory Independent Film Festival, Friday, November 14, 2014
Gloria Rolando, Atlanta 11/12/2014 Cinnamon Traveler

Wisconsin, Nov 15th - 19th

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
See schedule for the above dates at
Gloria is in attendance on the 16th and 18th, films from 15th to 19th.

Afro-Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando to visit Milwaukee  11/11/2014 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: "Her works include "1912, Breaking the Silence Chapters 3", an account of the massacre of thousands of members of a black political party in Cuba, and "Reshipment" on Haitian immigrants in Cuba who were sent back to Haiti in the beginning of the last century when the sugar market crashed. Her visit here is sponsored by The Community Media Projects and the department of film, video, animation and new genres, with support from the department of Africology, cultures and Communities, CLACS and Global Inclusion and Engagement."


College of the Holy Cross Nov 20th

Harvard University, Nov 21st
Cuban Studies Program / ARTS@DRCLAS Film Series: Screening of Gloria Rolando’s Re-embarque/Reshipment  Harvard University: Screening of Gloria Rolando’s Re-embarque/Reshipment (Cuba, 2014, 58 min, with English subtitles). Open to the public, followed by Q&A

Nov 27th: Thanksgiving

New York Nov 28-Dec1
The New York African Diaspora International Film Festival for all times & venues


Miami, 12/2/14

Acclaimed Afro-Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando will present the final screening of her 2014 U.S. Tour highlighting her latest documentary, Reembarque on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.
Reembarque is a poignant look at the stories and legacy of the hundreds of thousands of Haitians that fled the U.S. occupation of their country in 1920s and 1930s to find work in Cuba. This film has received very powerful reviews and has played to enthralled audiences at Spelman College in Atlanta, Indiana University, San Francisco, Oakland, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and more. This will be the only screening of Reembarque in Miami.
Gloria Rolando's Reembarque
The evening of Tuesday, December 2d, 2014 6PM to 8:30PM
North Miami Middle School,  700 NE 137 Street, North Miami
The event is free but it is urged that attendees RSVP by November 25 to José E. Pérez at (change _AT_ to @) and (305) 791-3182.
*Respondees should include " #Reembarque " in the subject line or body of text.

See also ‘Our Common Destiny’ – Afro-Cuban Filmmaker Explores Caribbean History, Culture, 1/5/2013 by José E. Pérez

Poster for Event in Miami

Dec 4: Cuba

Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia, Oct 18th, 2014top

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Taller's Meet the Author Series presents Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando.

Saturday, October 18th, 2014 @ 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Taller Puertorriqueño Education Building
2557-59 N. 5th St.

Breaking the Silence (Part I of III) reveals the hidden story of black soldiers after the Cuban revolution of 1912, giving voice to those who gave up their lives for an ideal, in the midst of injustice, discrimination, and abuse. The second work shown will be Jazz and Us.

Both documentaries are in Spanish with English subtitles. The presentation will be in Spanish with English translation.

The event is free. Refreshments will be served.

Visit to RSVP.

Thanks, and we'll see you at the event!


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