[Blackstudies-l] the Afro/Black–Latino Experience

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Fri Nov 17 10:13:39 EST 2017


ivetteromero posted: " One of the themes that the African Diaspora Film
Festival (ADIFF) has systematically brought to the imagination of people
over the last 25 years is the Afro/Black–Latino experience. The ADIFF team
writes that the Afro/Black Latino experience has been ne"
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<http://repeatingislands.com/author/ivetteromero/> ADIFF explores the
Afro/Black–Latino Experience
<http://repeatingislands.com/2017/11/17/adiff-explores-the-afro-black-latino-experience/>
by
ivetteromero <http://repeatingislands.com/author/ivetteromero/>

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*One of the themes that the African Diaspora Film Festival (ADIFF) has
systematically brought to the imagination of people over the last 25 years
is the Afro/Black–Latino experience. The ADIFF team writes that the
Afro/Black Latino experience has been neglected is “very rare in the
context of Latin-American cinema.” Among the selections for this year,
ADIFF presents screenings of La Playa D.C. (Colombia), Between Two Shores
(Guadeloupe, Dominican Republic), Transit Havana (Cuba), Angelica (Puerto
Rico), Kafou (Haiti), and the premiere screening of The Invisible Color:
Black is More Than a Color (Cuba).*

ADIFF is proud to have premiered a Colombian film that marked an important
moment in the history of Latin American cinema: *La Playa D.C.
<https://nyadiff.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d68a26ccabe85d27fd88d5768&id=cd1c0d13fa&e=49b3dfed8b>*
by
Juan Andrés Arango Garcia. Indeed, La Playa D.C. is the first Latino film
depicting a black story submitted by a Latin American country to the Oscars
in the foreign language film category. The Afro-Brazilian story Black
Orpheus – winner of the 32nd Academy Awards in 1960 for Best Foreign
Language Film – was a film by Marcel Camus, a French director and was a
French production which won the Oscar for France. [. . .]

*Rosa Chumbe
<https://nyadiff.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d68a26ccabe85d27fd88d5768&id=c04a00573c&e=49b3dfed8b>*
by
Jonatan Relayze – this year’s Peruvian submission to the Oscar in the Best
Foreign Language Film category - is the story of an Indigenous woman in
modern Lima.  More info HERE.
<https://nyadiff.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d68a26ccabe85d27fd88d5768&id=3fdb36a4e8&e=49b3dfed8b>

Little is known about the black Cubans who came to the USA in the last 50
years of conflict between Cuba and the USA. Sergio Giral just completed a
film – to have its World Premiere in ADIFF - that gives this group of men
and women a voice rarely heard. In *The Invisible Color: Black Is More Than
A Color
<https://nyadiff.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d68a26ccabe85d27fd88d5768&id=a54b31a98f&e=49b3dfed8b>*,
Afro/Black Cubans speak about their human experience as Blacks is America.
The Invisible Color will screen in the AFRO-LATINO PROGRAM with *The Valley
of the Black Descendants
<https://nyadiff.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d68a26ccabe85d27fd88d5768&id=6bb5193647&e=49b3dfed8b>*
by
Richard Salgado, a revealing documentary about a group of Black Chileans
who have been in Chile for quite some time with no acknowledgment of their
existence and their fight for their official recognition as black people in
Chile.

Some Dominicans in their quest for a better life settled on the French
island of Guadeloupe. *Between Two Shores* by Mariette Monpierre is the
story of some of those Dominicans – two women - and their family left
behind.

*Transit Havana
<https://nyadiff.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d68a26ccabe85d27fd88d5768&id=2e2aeaad30&e=49b3dfed8b>*
by
Daniel Abma is the story of a program implemented in Cuba for sexual
reassignment surgery. The program is a project launched by Raul Castro’s
daughter. In this film, we are exposed to the intricacies of a very male
dominated society in which any sexual deviation can reach enormous
proportions.

The encore screening of *Gurumbe: Afro-Andalusian Memories
<https://nyadiff.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d68a26ccabe85d27fd88d5768&id=3cc37f10a7&e=49b3dfed8b>*
is
crowned by a theatrical release at Cinema Village starting Dec 1 and a
special screening of the film at Teachers College with the director and a
live Flamenco performance!

Other Afro-Latino Films to screen in ADIFF this year include *Adios Momo
<https://nyadiff.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d68a26ccabe85d27fd88d5768&id=43267ff34b&e=49b3dfed8b>*
 and *La Playa DC
<https://nyadiff.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d68a26ccabe85d27fd88d5768&id=ceb2289d1b&e=49b3dfed8b>*
,
<https://nyadiff.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d68a26ccabe85d27fd88d5768&id=efd11c957f&e=49b3dfed8b>
both
in the School Program, *Angelica
<https://nyadiff.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d68a26ccabe85d27fd88d5768&id=7d2b627d2f&e=49b3dfed8b>*
from
Puerto Rico, *Missing
<https://nyadiff.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d68a26ccabe85d27fd88d5768&id=eac8c0ca19&e=49b3dfed8b>*
from
Brazil, and *Kafou
<https://nyadiff.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d68a26ccabe85d27fd88d5768&id=440ad2009a&e=49b3dfed8b>*
from
Haiti.

Tickets are now available for all these films!  Just click on the links to
watch the trailers and get your tickets.
<https://nyadiff.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d68a26ccabe85d27fd88d5768&id=1115801637&e=49b3dfed8b>

For more information, see http://mailchi.mp/nyadiff/you-
are-invited-to-the-gala-screening-of-woven-the-life-
of-an-ethiopian-born-woman-in-brooklyn-476829?e=49b3dfed8b
*ivetteromero <http://repeatingislands.com/author/ivetteromero/>* |
November 17, 2017 at 10:07 am | Tags: ADIFF
<http://repeatingislands.com/tag/adiff/>, African Diaspora Film Festival
<http://repeatingislands.com/tag/african-diaspora-film-festival/>, Afro-Latino
Experience <http://repeatingislands.com/tag/afro-latino-experience/> |
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