Award-winning documentary "Black and Cuba" to be screened at Coe

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2015-11-11 14:35:09 - General

The award-winning documentary "Black and Cuba" will be screened in Kesler Lecture Hall in Hickok Hall on the Coe College campus on Thursday, Nov. 19, beginning at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

"Black and Cuba" follows street-smart Ivy League students who are outcasts at their university. The students band together to seek adventure in Cuba, where the population is 60 percent black. While filming poignant encounters with Afro-Cuban youth and neighborhood block parties, the travelers confront realities behind myths of color blindness and social mobility.

This edgy and artful diary of their journey uncovers renewed hope for equality and human rights. In rarely seen footage, the film features Fidel Castro, Fred Hampton, Che Guevara, Malcolm X and Assata Shakur.

This screen is sponsored by the Coe College African-American studies program and the Committee on Diversity. For more information, call 399-8605.