Thursday, November 30, 2006

Cuban Roots/ Bronx Stories

Wednesday, December 6th 7:30 pm
Room 517, Hamilton Hall, Columbia University,
116th St. and Broadway

Cuban Roots/ Bronx Stories

Director: Pam Sporn. Original music by Óscar Hernández. 2000. 57min. Documentary.

This film reconstructs the story of an African-descended family from Cuba that arrived in the United States shortly after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in the early 1960s. When his father goes back to Cuba for the first time in more than 30 years, Pablo decides to explore his Afro-Latino identity. Through successive layers of archival material, verité footage and the narrator’s own memories, Cuban Roots / Bronx Stories weaves a complex narrative of personal and historical events that challenge various racial and ethnic stereotypes.

Special guest: Pam Sporn. Moderator: Claudio Iván Remeseira, Hispanic New York Seminar of the American Studies Program, Columbia University.

Free admission. English subtitles

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