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Black and Cuba*

This edgy and artful documentary follows a group of predominantly black, street-smart students at Yale, who feel like outcasts at the elite Ivy League university, as they band together and adventure to Cuba to see if revolution is truly possible. While filming their poignant encounters with AfroCuban youth, breathtaking sites and moving hip-hop performances, the travelers confront realities behind myths of color-blindness and social mobility. This chronicle of their journey uncovers renewed hope for equality and human rights.

*Part of the 2014 DC Caribbean Film Fest -

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  • Dunori V. P.

    "Flier" for a Cuban event this Friday:

    Renowned Cuban poet, critic, and editor Nancy Morejon will be at the Takoma Busboys and Poets space, 235 Carroll St. NW, on Friday, June 5 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.

    Morejon will be headlining an event on the life and work of her mentor, the great Cuban poet Nicolas Guillen. For more info please call (202)[masked]

    June 3

  • Dunori V. P.

    A consequence of attending last night was my missing the bus this morning but it was worth it. I saw some familiar faces & places in the film and thus it took me right back to when I was there. Whereas the film focused on college students, it seemed like college students are the ideal audience for it also... perhaps the less matriculated the better so-as to have much of the content less likely to be old news. I would still recommend it though for people who have never been to Cuba.

    1 · June 16, 2014

    • Robin

      Like you, I was dragging when my alarm went off @ 6 am this morning, lol. Unfortunately, I didn't connect with any folks from the Meetup - so next time! I enjoyed the film - didn't know what to expect, but I really appreciated the premise and the student's unique perspective.

      1 · June 16, 2014

  • Dunori V. P.

    STILL a very nice surprise to see so many people willing to come out on a Sunday night. I'll be working the filmfest table near the entrance and I will see if I can reserve a row of seats for us. Orange shirt & black jeans.

    1 · June 15, 2014

    • BEN A.

      Thanks Dunori

      June 15, 2014

  • Karen L.

    This looks fun! I went to Cuba in November 2012 and had a great time. Hoping to go back someday.

    June 13, 2014

  • Robin

    Thanks for organizing this event. I'm traveling to Cuba in December, so I'm studying as much as I can in advance. This sounds like a perfect addition to my pre-trip preparation, lol.

    3 · May 29, 2014

    • Jennifer

      Robin, I'm going to Cuba in July for the first time. Looking forward to this for the same reason and also looking forward to connecting with folks who've been to Cuba in the past or plan to go in the future

      1 · June 9, 2014

    • Robin

      Hi Jennifer. That sounds great! I would really appreciate any insight you'd care to share (i.e., logistics, things to be aware of/prepared for in advance of travel). I'll look for you on Sunday to chat further. :-) Have a great trip! ~Robin

      June 9, 2014

  • Afro B.

    I was in Cuba last June (2013)… Truly life changing!!
    BTW here is a link to the trailer for the film

    4 · May 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think it'll be my first event with this group, too, so I'm excited about this. Thanks for organizing it.

    1 · May 29, 2014

    • Dunori V. P.

      Nice to see people are willing to come out despite the day & time of the film.

      May 29, 2014

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