Forgotten Histories: Recent Documentaries by Gloria Rolando


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gloria_rolando_iconForgotten Histories: Recent Documentaries by Gloria Rolando

The spirit of collaboration and the desire to uncover hidden stories mark Afro-Cuban director Gloria Rolando’s approach to filmmaking. Rolando’s documentaries are unequivocally Cuban and are also inextricably linked to the country’s African diasporic roots. As a founding member of the film collective Imágenes del Caribe, Rolando’s practice exemplifies the independent filmmaking spirit: “None of my projects has had a budget: they begin with a borrowed camera, or a little money to rent equipment, but always with a clear idea of the story I want to tell.” The series is sponsored by La Casa, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Black Film Center/Archive, Cultural Studies Program, CUBAmistad, Film and Media Studies, Departments of Gender Studies, History, Spanish and Portuguese, and IU Cinema. Gloria Rolando is scheduled to be present at all events. Screenings are free, but ticketed.


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