Looking for something to do tonight? Check out the following announcement:
Cuba: An African Odyssey Part 2
With a Post-Film discussion moderated by Dr. Firoze Manji
Free and Open to the Public
When: Monday March 28 @ 7pm
Where: Hitchcock Multipurpose Room
In this ambitious and revealing documentary, Egyptian-French filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri traces the history of Cuban solidarity with African liberation movements in the 1960s and 70s. It begins in 1965 when Che Guevara led a group of Cuban revolutionary fighters in an unsuccessful attempt to support the struggle for true independence in the Congo. Part 2 moves to Cuba’s role in the struggles against Portuguese colonialism in Guinea-Bissau and Angola.
Cuba: An African Odyssey combines remarkable archival footage—much of it never before seen in the U.S.—with an amazing cast of participants showing Cuba’s pivotal role in the liberation movements in Africa. Over 300,000 Cubans fought alongside African revolutionaries, one of many examples of Cuba’s true internationalism.
A post-film discussion will be moderated by special guest Dr. Firoze Manji, who is visiting UNC this week. Dr. Manji is editor-in-chief of Pambazuka news, produced by a pan-African community of some 2,600 citizens and organisations – academics, policy makers, social activists, women’s organisations, civil society organisations, writers, artists, poets, bloggers, and commentators who together produce insightful, sharp and thoughtful analyses and make it one of the largest and most innovative and influential web forums for social justice in Africa.
This showing is part of a film series that examines the legacy of the Black radical tradition. Future showings include:
April 4: W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography in Four Voices
April 18: American Revolution 2
April 25: Bastards of the Party
All showings begin at 7pm in the Hitchcock Multipurpose Room, Sonja Haynes Stone Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
**Co-Sponsored by the Black Student Movement**