[Blackstudies-l] “Yalifu—Voyage en terre Garifuna” -- we should have the documentary for our lbrary

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Thu Mar 1 08:58:17 EST 2018


ivetteromero posted: " There will be a screening of the documentary
Yalifu—Voyage en terre Garifuna [Yalifu—Voyage in Garifuna Territory] at
Maison de l’Amérique latine in Paris, France, on March 5, 2018, at 7:00pm.
The screening will be followed by a conversation with Garifu"
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<http://repeatingislands.com/author/ivetteromero/> Screening:
“Yalifu—Voyage en terre Garifuna”
<http://repeatingislands.com/2018/02/28/screening-yalifu-voyage-en-terre-garifuna/>
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ivetteromero <http://repeatingislands.com/author/ivetteromero/>

*[image: gar]*

*There will be a screening of the documentary Yalifu—Voyage en terre
Garifuna [Yalifu—Voyage in Garifuna Territory] at Maison de l’Amérique
latine in Paris, France, on March 5, 2018, at 7:00pm. The screening will be
followed by a conversation with Garifuna artist Aurelio Martinez and the
film director Gérard Maximin.*

*Description:* In Honduras, Guatemala and Belize, the incredible epic of
the Garifuna, the only African-American people to have never been enslaved.
The international ambassador of Garifuna culture leads us through their
footsteps.

Everything started in the 17th century. Legend has it that one day in 1635,
two slave ships came crashing down on the reefs off the island of St.
Vincent in the Grenadines. The African slaves rescued from the shipwreck
took refuge on this providential land deserted by the whites. At the time,
St. Vincent was inhabited by indigenous populations—Arawaks and Karibs—with
which Africans mixed to form only one ethnic group, the Garinagu, better
known as the Garifuna. After valiantly withstanding British conquest for
years, the Garifuna were deported to Roatan Island, in Honduras Bay ...
>From there, they reached the shores of Central America, where they still
live today. It was two hundred and twenty-one years ago.

The Garifuna have no borders, a kind of nomad of the Caribbean, with their
culture transmitted by word of mouth, thanks to the *Paranda*, a fusion
between Amerindian, African, and Latin American music. Today, their
language, dance, and music are inscribed in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural
Heritage of Humanity.

Gérard Maximin, accompanied by the Garifuna *parandero* and international
cultural ambassador Aurelio Martinez, goes to meet this very closed
community, where many villages still live in an autarky and have managed to
organize themselves to defend their lands, coveted by the tourism industry,
and its way of life, threatened by globalization.

[Translated by Ivette Romero.] For full article, see
http://mal217.org/agenda/decouverte-de-la-culture-garifuna

Watch previews at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUQJESt-KI8
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