AFRO-LATIN@S IN SOUTH AMERICA
Friday, October 21 - 7:00pm
NYU - Department of Social and Cultural Analysis
20 Cooper Square, 4th floor. New York
We of the Saya
Sisa Bueno (documentary-in-progress. 7min. sample.)
We of the Saya is an insightful and uplifting documentary that crosses four personal stories of Afro-Bolivians as a grassroots movement for their community to achieve recognition as a legitimate ethnic group is organized across the country.
U.S./Bolivia, documentary, Spanish with English Subtitles
Betty Bastidas (documentary-in-progress. 25 min. sample)
DreamTown follows the triumphant yet at times tragic portrait of the struggle three young men face to realize their dream, whether individually competing for their place on Ecuador’s professional soccer team or after finding success being determined to uplift their people.
U.S./Ecuador, documentary, 24 min. Spanish with English Subtitles.
Uprooted: The Movie
Juan Mejia Botero (2007, 44 mins)
"Uprooted' seeks to bring attention to a mounting calamity inexplicably left out of the world's spotlight. The film explores the plight of Noris Mosquera, one of the more than 1 million Afro-colombians violently displaced since 1990. Her son dreams of leaving the refugee shelter for a burgeoning soccer academy in the capital city of Bogotá, and Noris will do all she can to make his dream a reality. Through her day-to-day plight, we delve into the tragedy of uprooting and discover the power of resilience. 'Uprooted' is above all else an intimate portrayal of the tragedy of uprooting in Colombia; a beautifully detailed tale about struggle and resistance; a bittersweet story of loss, love, family, and dreams." - Juan Mejia
Colombia, documentary, 44 min. Spanish with English Subtitles.
Q & A will follow all films.
Presented in partnership with WNYC Radio, NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Bronx Museum of the Arts.
With the generous support of WK. Kellogg Foundation.