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Afro-Latino Festival NYC 2018 Presents:
Identity & Cultural Heritage
Shorts Program
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 4:45PM

Abrons Arts Center, Room A
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
Room A
F/M to Delancey/Essex; B/D to Grand St.; M14A to Pitt St.


Film 1: Dance With Your Heart (2015)

Director: Eli Jacob Fantuzzi
Run Time: 10:21 min
Country: Cuba
Language: Spanish w/ English subtitles
Synopsis: Yenicelt is an internationally renowned dancer of AfroCuban folkloric dances, She seeks her successor to maintain the legacy of the Afro-Cuban culture, its dances and religion. For this, we enter a world of folk dances for children in Juanelo, one of the poorer communities in Havana.
Clip Link: https://vimeo.com/218521694

Film 2: Ori Inu: In Search of Self 2016

Director: Chelsea Odufu
Run Time: 29 min
Country: Trinidad and Tobago & United States
Language: English
Synopsis: Ori Inu: In Search of Self is a coming-of-age story about a young immigrant woman who must choose between conforming her identity and spirituality to the cultural norms of America or revisiting her roots in the Afro-Brazilian religion called Candomble. The film stars Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins and feature the Grammy-nominated Afropean duo Les Nubiens among others.
Clip Link: https://youtu.be/lbSziqkDgIw

Film 3: La Boquilla

Director: Sheila Walker
Run Time: 30 min
Country: Colombia
Language: Spanish (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.

There is limited wheelchair accessible seating available. To request wheelchair accessible seating and for more information on access services, please email audienceservices@henrystreet.org.


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