Cuban Visions1: Racial Inequity and Class in a changing Cuba

Cuban Visions Program 1: Racial Inequity and Class in a Changing Cuba

Canción de Barrio (Song of the Street)/ Directed by Alejandro Ramírez Anderson / 80 min. / 2016 / Feature Documentary / Spanish with English subtitles

In 2010, famed Cuban musician Silvio Rodriguez started an ongoing tour through the poorest neighborhoods of Havana. Song of the Street explores a largely invisible and silenced Cuba, the complexity of which is revealed through the voices of the film’s participants.

Post-screening discussion: Americas Media Initiative (AMI) Director Alexandra Halkin will moderate a post-screening discussion with Cuban journalist, Monica Rivero, who wrote the companion photo book, Por todo espacio, por este tiempo (For all space, for this time with Silvio Rodríguez in neighborhoods of Havana) released with Song of the Street and Afro-Cuban scholar, Professor Odette Casamayor, Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut. Professor Casamyor is currently working on a new book, On Being Blacks: Challenging the Hegemonic Knowledge Through Racial Self-Identification Processes in Contemporary Cuban Cultural Production.

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