With remarks and discussion with Director and Producer Juanamaria Cordones-Cook
The Premiere Screening at MU of: Una ruta afro-cubana: Zuleica Romay / An Afro-Cuban Journey: Zuleica Romay This new documentary shares the oral history of Zuleica Romay, an award winning writer and a remarkable cultural leader, president of the Cuban Book Institute (2009-2016), and director of the Program of Afro American Studies at Casa de las Americas, since 2016.
And a screening of: Rogelio Martínez Furé, un Griot Cubano / a Cuban Griot This film discloses layers of Cuba’s rich cultural heritage and African legacy. It portrays Furé as a contemporary griot, a repository of oral tradition who recovers and guards Afro-Cuban and Caribbean silenced memories and true identity.
Sponsored by MU Black History Month Committee, University of Missouri, MU Cambio Center, the Latino Graduate Professional Network, and MU Voz Latina.
Dr. Juanamaria Cordones Cook is a professor of Romance Languages at the University of Missouri, and a renowned filmmaker. Her films are shown around the world in international museums and in prestigious academic and cultural institutions, and in national and international films festivals.
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