[News] Cuban Filmmaker Gloria Rolando Tours the Bay Area, November 2-8

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*Cuban Filmmaker Gloria Rolando Tours the Bay Area
November 2-8

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.
*
**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.

*Tuesday, November 4, 6 PM, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin 
Street, Koret Auditorium. Free. 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, www.moadsf.org
*
**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 PM San Francisco State University, 1600 
Holloway, Cesar Chavez Student Center, Richard Oakes Multicultural Center.

*Friday, November 7, 6:30 PM, Eastside Arts Alliance, 2277 International 
Blvd., Oakland.
$5-$15 sliding scale admission. Co-sponsored by the Haiti Action 
Committee and the Black
Student Union of Merritt College. For more information, 
www.eastsideartsalliance.com
*
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