Film 1: Jimmy Jean Louis Goes to Haiti 2017
Director: Todd Kellstein/Haitian Chicken
Run Time: 15:23 min
Synopsis: What do Tijuana and Haitians have in common? Recently… a whole lot.
Tijuana has become a home for a community of thousands of Haitian
refugees. They took great risk and traveled long distances to live
somewhere they felt would be a better life and provide better working
conditions. However, many of them have gotten stuck on the south side of
the US border due to recent border control laws. Living in limbo, many
of these refugees are still in need of proper shelter, resources and
opportunities. Rainn Wilson and Haitian actor Jimmy Jean-Louis have
teamed on a very important lunch break to give you a peek into what life
as a Haitian refugee in Tijuana is like.
Film 2: AfroBoricua Stories
Director: Defend PR
Run Time: 10 min
Country: Puerto Rico
Language: Spanish (English Subtitles)
Synopsis: Defend PR is a multimedia project designed to document and celebrate Puerto Rican creativity, resilience, and resistance. Recognizing the complex and dynamic landscapes that comprise Puerto Rican daily life and struggle, Defend PR seeks to deepen connections between Puerto Ricans on the island and throughout the diaspora, in the hopes of nurturing greater solidarity, collaboration, and kinship.
Film 3: From Drums of Resistance: La Boquilla, Colombia
Director: Sheila Walker, PhD
Run Time: 20 min
Language: Spanish /w English subtitles
Synopsis: The Afro-Colombian fishing community of La Boquilla, bordering the city of Cartagena, is threatened by the tourist and hotel industry that wants its land. A dynaic group of young musicians is using their talent to promote their culture and assert their right to their homes and lifestyle.
Program is followed by Q&A/Talkback
This program is presented as part of the Afro Latino Festival NYC/Liberación Film Festival, July 13-15, 2018 (www.afrolatinofestnyc.com)
Festival passes to the Liberación Film Festival can be purchased here
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