ADIFF 2011 FILMMAKER IN RESIDENCESERGIO GIRAL Acclaimed Afro-Cuban filmmaker Sergio Giral will travel to New York to present his latest work on race relations and the Latino experience TWO TIMES ANA.
Born in Cuba, Mr. Giral now lives and works in Miami. His films, considered classics of Caribbean cinema, have won multiple awards around the world. Giral has dedicated his cinematic work to promoting a better understanding of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean history and culture.
ADIFF will screen his trilogy, THE OTHER FRANCISCO (Cuba, 1974), RANCHEADOR (Slave Hunter) (Cuba 1975), and MALUALA (Cuba, 1979), a hard-hitting dramatization of the role of slavery in the colonial era and its legacy in Cuban and Caribbean societies. Two other of his films, PLACIDO (Cuba, 1986) and MARIA ANTONIA (Cuba, 1990), will also screen in the festival.
Mr. Giral will talk about his work as a filmmaker and about Cuba during two panel discussions: A Conversation with Sergio Giral on Fri, Dec. 9 @ 6pm and A Conversation About Cuba on Sat, Dec. 10 @ 4pm, both at Teachers College, CU, 525 West 120th St.
SCREENINGS AT A GLANCE:
SLAVE HUNTER (RANCHEADOR)
Fri. Nov. 25 @ 6pm - Teachers College
Sat. Nov. 26 @ 4pm - Teachers College
Wed. Nov. 30 @ 6pm - Teachers College
THE OTHER FRANCISCO (EL OTRO FRANCISCO)
Mon. Dec. 5 @ 8pm - Teachers College
PLACIDO, THE BLOOD OF THE POET
Tue. Dec. 6 @ 6pm - Teachers College - Q&A
TWO TIMES ANA (DOS VECES ANA)
Wed. Dec. 7 @ 8.30pm - Teachers College - Q&A