Film Screening: They Are We
Director: Emma Christopher, 2013, running time: 90 minutes
They Are We is the story of a remarkable reunion of a family torn apart by the ravages of the transatlantic slave trade. In central Cuba, members of the Gangá-Longobá—a small Afro-Cuban ethnic group—have kept their unique heritage alive through decades of brutal enslavement, independence wars, and religious oppression. This film documents the efforts of director Emma Christopher to trace the origins of Gangá-Longobá dance and song traditions back to Sierra Leone where ancestors of the group were originally enslaved. Co-presented with Dance Camera West.