Herstory Indie Film Fest, Atlanta 3/20 – 4/6

March 8th, 2013 by admin Categories: Atlanta Cuba Destinations Herstory Indy Film Fest Random No Responses
For Immediate Release
Date: March 7, 2013
Contact: Grace Lynis
Telephone: 404.915.6701
Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust presents,
Herstory Independent Film Festival, featuring,
the U.S. premiere of all three chapters of Cuban Filmmaker, Gloria Rolando’s film,“1912:Voces para un Silencio/1912: Breaking the Silence,”Atlanta, GA, March 20 – April 6, 2013.
After nearly one year of planning, 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. The 2013 award will be presented to Cuban Filmmaker, Gloria Rolando, at the Herstory Independent Film Festival, featuring all three chapters of the film trilogy, “1912: Voces para un Silencio/1912: Breaking the Silence.” Film screenings will take place in public venues and academic forums around Atlanta, GA, from March 20, – April 6, 2013.  
The full schedule for the screening of “1912: Voces para un Silencio/1912: Breaking the Silence” has been published at the Cinnamon Traveler website http://www.cinnamontraveler.org/?p=2536  
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. There is a great 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.” Recently, the movie trailer featuring music by the group Obsesion was released on YouTube.

Over the course of three weeks, our mission is to highlight the power of history in daily life and to acknowledge the achievements of women in history 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.
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