LACSI (290 S. Hull Street , Athens, GA)

The Caribbean Studies Group and Latin American and Caribbean Screening Series  presents: 

A visit by Cuban Director, Gloria Rolando, with a screening of her two award winning documentaries, “Reembarque/Reshipment” (2014) and “Diálogo con mi abuela/Dialogue with my grandmother” (2015)  Both events are free and open to the public. 

Film Screening 1: 

Diálogo con mi abuela/Dialogue with my grandmother (dir. Gloria Rolando, 2015, 40 minutes)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 5:00pm

Reception (with cash bar)  :  4:00pm in Ciné Lobby

Film Screening:  Ciné  (234 Hancock Avenue, Athens, GA)

A Q&A with the director will follow the event. 

Dialogue with my grandmother is inspired by the life of Gloria Rolando’s grandmother, Inocencia Armas Abreu and  draws on an interview she conducted with her in 1993.  Mixing documentary and fiction, this film serves as a celebration of not only her grandmother's legacy but also presents her testimony as a tribute to the larger contexts of black Cubans and black Cuban women in particular.    As Gloria herself has noted, with this project she hopes to  "contribute a small piece to the mobilization of consciousness."  

Film Screening 2

Reembarque/Reshipment (dir. Gloria Rolando , 2014, 40 minutes)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 5:00pm

MLC 248


A Q&A with the director will follow the event. 


Reembarque/Reshipment  tells the story of Haitian immigrants to Oriente (Cuba) in the early 20th century and their forced repatriation after the crash of the sugar market.  

However, despite repatriation and discrimination, many of their cultural practices and Creole language are a part of Cuban culture ("the Cuban landscape") today.  This film is a reminder of this important moment in Cuban  history as well as a celebration of their legacies today. 


Conversation with the Director

In addition, all interested graduate students are invited to a “Conversation with Gloria Rolando”

Date:  Wednesday September 7, 2016

Time:  1:00pm-2:30pm

Place:  LACSI (290 S. Hull Street , Athens, GA).

Contact if you plan to attend or for futher information.  


Gloria Rolando’s presentation in Athens is possible thanks to the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Willson Center and Institute for African American Studies with support from Romance Languages.