Date: Sat 12 Nov 2022
Access Info: Film (CC) + Q&A (BSL)
Gloria Rolando I Cuba 2014 I 59m I Spanish with English subtitles I Documentary I N/C 15+
In the early 20th century, Haitians crossed the Gulf of Gonaives to work as labourers in the cane fields of Eastern Cuba. When the sugar market crashed, many were forcibly returned to Haiti. Exploring one chapter of the complex economic and social history of the Caribbean, the film shows how despite discrimination suffered by the Haitians, the Creole language, vodou, and other musical and dance traditions remain strongly embedded in the Cuban cultural landscape.
Followed by a discussion between director Magaly Rolando and Dr Peggy Brunache, Haitian American Food Historian and Archaeologist, Lecturer in the History of Atlantic Slavery at Glasgow University