Friday, June 7
(1979, Sergio Giral) In 19th century Cuba, escaped slaves hide out in palenques in the mountains of the east, while the Spanish try to divide their leaders against each other. Third in a trilogy on Cuban slavery by Afro-Cuban director Giral, tracing the development from individual to collective struggle. In Spanish with English subtitles. Digital. Approx. 89 min.
“A thorough reworking of the Hollywood plantation mythos… historically lucid… the Afrocentric leadership of fugitive palenque communities is pitted against each other COINTELPRO-style by Spanish colonists.”
– Gary Dauphin, Village Voice