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Saturday, October 18 • 11:00am - 12:00pm

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Written and Directed by Gloria Rolando
TRT: 55 min (Cuba)

The voices of prominent historians recant the memories of Haitians and their descendants in Cuba to understand a chapter of the complex economic and social history of the Caribbean. An army of thousands of West Indian laborers were the workers who fertilized with their sweat, the fields of Cuba from the beginning of the twentieth century. For many, it was a great bargain of cheap labor. For others, the realization of the dream of every immigrant: make money and return home. Since then, despite the discrimination suffered by the Haitians, the Creole language, vodun and other musical and dance traditions remain throughout the cultural landscape of Cuba.

As a reminder of a virtually forgotten chapter in history, a tribute to the protagonists, the unsung anonymous heroes, who wove an important passage between two people in the Caribbean: Cuba and Haiti.

Saturday October 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Small Stage 306 N. Sycamore Street, Petersburg, VA 23803