Cuban film at the 2019 Boston Latino International Film Festival, BLIFF.org –“Bakosó: Afrobeats of Cuba” –- Thursday, September 26, 8:00, Harvard University, Tsai Auditorium at CGIS, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge. Documentary by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, 50 mins, that shows the technology, culture and landscape that shape this new genre of African-Caribbean fusion. Preceded by “Nowhere Bastards” by Mario González Jiménez, 11 mins, the story of three Mexican rappers who have found a shelter from adversity in hip-hop.
Saturday afternoon, October 5, 4:00 — Dr. Jourdy James Heredia, Subdirector, Global Economy Research Center in Havana, “An Economy Under Siege: Building Socialism and Solidarity with Cuba Today.” Witness for Peace “Solidarity Collective” tour, Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St., Mattapan. For the full schedule, see the tour events page.
The National Network on Cuba (NNOC) is holding its annual conference Friday through Sunday, October 18-20, at the Institute for Policy Study with two additional days of Congressional visits and advocacy for those interested in meeting with elected representative and staff, especially around the new travel bills. Basic overview here; updates available in the NNOC mailings archive.
Cuba Exhibition through October 12 at the Montserrat College of Art in Beverly — Adrián Fernández Milanés built the massive multi-media installation “Pending Memories” over a recent two-week period.
Early November, presentation by Boston reps of this year’s Cuba May Day Brigade, Judy Freiwirth, Bob Mulcahy, and Aba Taylor. Details to follow.
Late 2019/early 2020 Witness for Peace “Solidarity Collective” trips to Cuba can be found here.