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1912, Breaking the Silence (2013) Directed by Gloria Rolando

Forgotten Histories: Recent Documentaries by Gloria Rolando

Monday, October 6, 2014, 7:00pm

IU Cinema

1912, Breaking the Silence (2013) Directed by Gloria Rolando

Monday, October 6, 2014
Indiana University Cinema

Director Gloria Rolando is scheduled to be present.

Over ten years in the making, 1912, Voces para un silencio unearths the history of Cuba’s Partido Independiente de Color (PIC). Founded in 1908 by Afro-Cuban veterans of Cuba’s war for independence, the PIC was the second black-led party in the Americas. They struggled for racial, political, and economic equality in the early years of the republic. Using a creative mix of interviews and archival documents, Rolando pieces together the historical antecedents that led to the shocking 1912 massacre of thousands of Afro-Cubans affiliated with the PIC. Originally conceived as a three-part series, this recently completed version includes the third and final episode. (HD Cam. 164 min. Not Rated.)

The series is co-sponsored with La Casa, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Cultural Studies Program, CUBAmistad, Film & Media Studies Departments of Gender Studies, History, Spanish & Portuguese, and IU Cinema.