Documentary on Cuban race relations

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Time: 12:21 am to 8:00 pm

Contact: Leopoldo Tablante · tablante@loyno.edu

Location: Multimedia Room 2, Monroe Library

WednesdayApril 6, at 5:30 PM in the Monroe LibraryMultimedia 2.

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies presents the new documentary by Cuban film maker William SabourinCódigo Color, MemoriasThe film explores race relations in today's Cuban society, a critical issue that President Obama addressed last week during his historical visit to Cuba. 

CÓDIGO COLOR, MEMORIAS
Un Filme de
WILLIAM SABOURIN O’REILLY

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE UNITED STATES
CÓDIGO COLOR, MEMORIAS
A documentary about race relations in contemporary Cuba
by William Sabourin O’Reilly

In 2011, William Sabourin O’Reilly won first prize for short documentary at the
New Orleans Film Fest with his movie Chasing Dreams about New Orleans cook
and Civil Rights activist Leah Chase. He stayed in New Orleans during the aftermath of hurricane Katrina to capture with his camera the ravages of the storm. His rushes have been featured in Spike Lee’s movie When the Levees Broke and included in the Emmy awarded documentary Witness Katrina produced by The History Channel.

He just released in Cuba the acclaimed documentary Código color, memorias, which deals with the subject of race in the blackest Cuban city, Santiago.

Loyola University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
welcomes William for a screening of his documentary followed by a Q&A.

Departments

  • Center for Latin American + Caribbean Studies
  • Languages + Cultures