Havana-based Afro-Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando is here in the San Francisco Bay Area to present her newest documentary REEMBARQUE (Reshipment).
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.
Eastside Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd, Oakland
$5-15 sliding scale admission
Co-sponsored by the Eastside Arts Aliiance, Haiti Action Committee and the Black Student Union of Merritt College.
For more information, visit www.eastsideartsalliance.com.