Herstory Indie Film Festival Press Release

February 11th, 2013 by admin Categories: Atlanta Cuba Herstory Indy Film Fest MIldred G. Skillman Fund Mobile No Responses

PRESS RELEASE

Date: February 11, 2013

Contact: Grace Lynis

Email: HIFF@cinnamontraveler.org

Telephone: 404.915.6701

Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust presents,
Herstory Independent Film Festival, featuring,
the U.S. premiere of Cuban Filmmaker, Gloria Rolando’s film,
“1912:Voces para un Silencio/1912 Breaking the Silence,”
Atlanta, GA, March 20 – April 6, 2013.

The full schedule for the Herstory Independent Film Festivalis available online at the Cinnamon Traveler website, http://www.cinnamontraveler.org. Please share freely.

Thrilled is the best way to describe the feeling that is circulating among members of the planning committee, as we prepare to host Cuban Filmmaker, Gloria Rolando and her new film “1912 Voces para un Silencio/1912: Breaking the Silence,” as the feature of the Herstory Independent Film Festival series, here in Atlanta. As the signature benefit event for the Mildred Grant Skillman Herstory Educational Scholarship Fund, we have been working diligently to insure that the film is viewed by a wide range of audiences, while Ms. Rolando visits from March 20 – April 6, 2013. Over the course of three weeks, our mission is to highlight the power of history in daily life and to recognize the scholastic significance of African Diaspora research and historiography.

Insights and imagery influenced by the natural landscape, community sovereignty, social justice, familial ties, perseverance and personal integrity and have all been consistent themes that have been cinematically explored in all of the films produced by her production company, Imagenes del Caribe. Ms. Rolando’s film catalog and her bio can be found at the Afrocubaweb website, http://www.afrocubaweb.com/gloriarolando/gloriarolando.htm. Ms. Rolando’s new film highlights the role of U.S. foreign policy in the Caribbean, as it influenced political and social events in Cuba at the turn of the twentieth century. Attached is an insightful interview published earlier this year in the South Florida Times, which offers an excellent synopsis about the inspiration and backstory for “1912:Voces para un Silencio/1912: Breaking the Silence.”

Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust is excited to present the U.S. premier of the completed trilogy in its entirety. In addition to the public screenings at local venues, Ms. Rolando will be speaking in academic forums and is available for interviews, private screenings and V.I.P. dinner receptions.  To learn more details about private screenings, ticket purchases and V.I.P. packages, or to inquire about arranging interviews and speaking engagements, please send an email to HIFF@cinnamontraveler.org or call Grace Lynis directly at 404.915.6701.

The full schedule for the Herstory Independent Film Festival, is available online at the Cinnamon Traveler website, http://www.cinnamontraveler.org. Please share freely.

 

For details about Tickets, V.I.P. packages, interviews and special events: Contact Grace Lynis, via email, HIFF@cinnamontraveler.org or call 404.915.6701.

Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust is honored to salute the Power of History and to organize the Herstory Independent Film Festival to benefit the Mildred Grant Skillman Herstory Educational Scholarship Fund.  Our mission is to highlight the power of history in daily life and to recognize the scholastic significance of African Diaspora research and historiography.  

Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust: Examines the Built Environment, While Documenting History and Regional Influences of the African Diaspora, One Experience at a Time.