Cuba Update

July 22nd, 2013 by admin Categories: "1912 Breaking the Silence" film trailer, Cuba, Destinations, Havana Jazz Festival Tour, Mobile, Random No Responses

JULY 20, 2013, 6:30 pm

Atlanta GA 

Dear Friends,

Best greetings and may this communique arrive with good vibrations. Thank the Universe we are doing well in this neck of the woods. Good news is coming out of Cuba since our friend Gloria Rolando’s last trip to the U.S.  

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As you know, in early April the Carter family, Beyonce and JayZ, had the chance to visit Cuba for the first time, as part of the celebration of their fifth wedding anniversary. No doubt to the chagrin of many, especially based on the photographs showing the local guides accompanying the group, their trip was an educational and informative excursion. Their tour highlighted multiple aspects of Cuban society with special emphasis on medical advancements, art, culture and the presence of eclectic architectural resources. Like many of us who have visited the Island recently, the Carters seemed to thoroughly appreciate the opportunity to spent time in Cuba. 

In May the cultural powerhouse Casa de las Americas hosted, Coloquio Internacional La Diversidad Cultural en La Caribe. The conference was a week long series of events, relevant to the Caribbean experience.

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On Wednesday night May 22, 2013 at 7:30 in the Sala Che Guevara, the programming included a panel discussion with filmmaker Gloria Rolando, Eduardo Torres Cuevas (Presidente de la Academia de la Historia de Cuba), facilitated by Yolanda Wood. The focus was on the significance of African influences in Cuban history. The discussion and a musical prelude ushered the premiere screening of, “1912: Voces para un Silencio”, Capitulo 3, to the large Havana audience. 

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As the director of the Herstory Independent Film Festival, it was a pleasure to have had many chances to see screenings when Gloria brought the film to Atlanta. Yet seeing the Spanish version of the film in Cuba, was a wonderful chance to witness and experience the Havana audience responses, as they thoroughly appreciated the opportunity to  see the film.  

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Since the premiere of the latest chapter of “1912: Breaking the Silence” screening in May, a lot of positive press and insightful dialogue has been initiated. The release of “1912: Voces para un Silencio” has provided a gift for the community to reintroduce, learn and discuss the significance of the Independent Party of Color in Cuban, American and Atlantic World history.

Following along with the same good vibrations, We have planned a great itinerary for December 2013! What we have organized specifically is a comfortable, fun and informative tour of Cuba, which has been positively influenced by our previous trips. Past experiences traveling to the Island have taught us that all tours are not created equally. So with this awareness in mind, we are pleased that the package and arrangements, will provide a enlightening and fulfilling experience for both the first time and the return visitor alike. 

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This excursion includes time spent in Havana, Gold Star Pass to the Havana Jazz Festival, Deluxe hotel accommodations, Air conditioned luxury motor coach transportation to Las Terrazas, Viñales, Cienfuegos, Trinidad de Cuba and Santa Clara, from December 11 – 23, 2013.  Bonus time has been planned with Gloria Rolando as a field guide. In addition to learning about current Imagenes del Caribe film projects, we will enjoy the benefits of special arrangements and cultural exposure have been designed by the renowned Afro Cuban filmmaker. Complimenting the above outline are daily visits to cultural venues of interest and the galleries of Choco, Fuster and other exciting Cuban artisans and musicians!  

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Click here to see the itinerary and for further details.

For additional information, please contact Grace Lynis at 404.915.6701 or hiff@cinnamontraveler.org 

We are really excited about going to Cuba.

JOIN US! 

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Crowd Buzz: “1912 Voces para un silencio”

April 10th, 2013 by admin Categories: "1912 Breaking the Silence" film trailer, 2013 Film Festival, Schedule of Events, Atlanta, Cuba, Destinations, Herstory Indy Film Fest, Random No Responses

Read what Atlanta audiences have been saying about, “1912:Voces para un Silencio/1912: Breaking the Silence”

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“This afternoon while at work I was surfing the web and came across the Herstory Indie Film Fest, ‘1912: Voces para un Silencio/ 1912: Breaking the Silence’ and the Cinnamon Traveler website. I saw the Eventbrite link and just bought a ticket, it’s Wednesday night, why not!”  – Black Box Theater, Southwest Arts Center, Wednesday, 3/27/13.

“Just heard an interview on Atlanta’s WRFG station on Sista Rah’s program with Sista Gloria Rolando and went to the website to buy tickets for this Saturday 3/30/13 screening of “1912” at Southwest Arts Center.”  –WRFG radio audience 3/27/13.

“I never listen to WRFG, but I heard the Radio Diaspora interview on Saturday and made sure that I came to see Chapter 3.” – Cosby Auditorium, Spelman College, Monday, 3/25/13.

“Yes we drove from Macon, GA. We wanted to make sure that we support what you are doing.” – Cosby Auditorium, Spelman College, Monday, 3/25/13.    “Not to miss these historical films, I was in a class…the images and information were so rich. Check the site www.cinnamontraveler.com for more details.” –Facebook, Sunday, 3/24/13.

U.S. premiere of "1912: Voces para un Silencio/1912: Breaking the Silence" Chapter 3

U.S. premiere of “1912: Voces para un Silencio/1912: Breaking the Silence” Chapter 3

“She is so down to earth.”     “I thought that there would be a translator, but it was not necessary, her English is great!”    “Love the series, it’s Black, it’s woman, it’s international.” – Auburn Avenue Research Library, Saturday, 3/23/13. 

And over the entire course of the series, several people have mentioned and asked, “Love the music. Is there a film score for sale?”

Oh we totally agree, the music was powerful!  Well discussions have begun to identify the details necessary to successfully produce the film score. Promise, we will keep you updated.

Your Support is Greatly Appreciated!

April 10th, 2013 by admin Categories: "1912 Breaking the Silence" film trailer, 2013 Film Festival, Schedule of Events, Atlanta, Cuba, Destinations, Herstory Indy Film Fest, MIldred G. Skillman Fund, Mobile, Random No Responses
Your Support is Greatly Appreciated!

Atlanta, GA, 4/10/13, 8:54 pm.

Dear Friends,

Thank you for supporting the Herstory Independent Film Festival and the U.S. premiere of the new Gloria Rolando film, “1912: Voces para un Silencio/ 1912: Breaking the Silence” The Trilogy, here in Atlanta, Georgia. 

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As you can imagine, we are extremely proud to have had the opportunity to host Ms. Rolando and to produce the screening of all three chapters of “1912” for the Atlanta audiences at Auburn Avenue Research Library, Spelman College and the Southwest Arts Center. The final event for the Herstory Independent Film Festival series was a “Off the Grid Retreat” on Sapelo Island. Power outages, no signals, emails, telephones, televisions, nada…  Peace and quiet…Absolutely splendid. Hands down the best part of course was spending time with the Saltwater Geechee Sapelo Island historian, Ms. Cornelia Bailey.  She even gave Gloria a much appreciated surprise!

We also enjoyed Gloria’s birthday celebration offshore on Sapelo Island, with delicious food, good company, peace and rest. That is right, we had a very good time. Thank Goddess for the absence of a good signal!

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Since Sunday Ms. Rolando has been enjoying friends and fellowship in Northern Florida, continuing her tradition of engaging young people in meaningful conversation.  Recently she had the opportunity to converse with with students at Bethune Cookman College, where the conversation centered the Hollywood representation of African descended characters. The recently released Django and Lincoln were both enlightening topics of discussion.

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Ms. Rolando has been enjoying the conversations and the audiences have been appreciating Gloria.  Her next stop is Stanford University on the West Coast, to participate in the program, “Visualizing the Caribbean”

Thursday, 11 April 2013 – 10:00am – 5:00pm

Friday, 12 April 2013 – 10:00am – 6:00pm

Pigott Hall, Bldg. 260, Room 2

Visit this link to learn more information and details. If you are in area check out this dynamic public history programming. Meantime, continue to take good care. 

Adventurous Journeys

 

 

“1912 Breaking the Silence” -Trailer

February 21st, 2013 by admin Categories: "1912 Breaking the Silence" film trailer, Atlanta, Cuba, Destinations, Herstory Indy Film Fest, Mobile, Random No Responses

PRESS RELEASE

Date: February 21, 2013
Contact: Grace Lynis
Email: HIFF@cinnamontraveler.org
Telephone: 404.915.6701

 

We are really pleased to announce and share the link for the movie trailer for the new Gloria Rolando film, “1912 Voces para un Silencio/1912: Breaking the Silence.” The trailer features music by the Cuban musical group Obsesion.  Check it out!

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No doubt, we are getting more excited by the minute, about the Herstory Independent Film Festival series as we continue to make arrangements to host Cuban Filmmaker, Gloria Rolando and the U.S. premiere of all three chapters of her new film,“1912 Voces para un Silencio/1912: Breaking the Silence,”  here in Atlanta, March 20 – April 6, 2013.

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 Atlanta, 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.

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.  The primary mission of the scholarship fund is to highlight the power of history in daily life and to support a graduate scholar whose academic interests 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. 

Thank you for your time, Please share freely.

 

“1912: Voces para un Silencio/1912: Breaking the Silence”