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Two films that explore the Black & Latino experience.
Set in the USA, INVISIBLE COLOR: AFRO-CUBANS IN MIAMI is a documentary about the history and living experience of Afro-Cubans in Miami.
MESTIZO is a drama set in 1940 Venezuela about the conflicted identity of José Vargas, the illegitimate son of a white colonial administrator and a poor black fisher-woman.
INVISIBLE COLOR: AFRO-CUBANS IN MIAMI
This latest documentary by the Dean of Afro-Cuban Cinema, Sergio Giral, investigates the black Cuban exile community in South Florida, since the first wave of political refugees in the 1959 revolutionary aftermath, to today. It tracks its presence throughout the region, and highlights its contribution to Miami’s civic culture through testimonies and visual documentation.
Directed by Sergio Giral / 2017 / USA / Cuba / English and Spanish with English subtitles / 47 min.
The action takes place in a village on the Venezuelan coast, a place of fishermen and big haciendas. Jose Ramon, son of a white aristocrat and a humble black fisher-women, is trying to define his own identity while dealing with social and sexual conflicts, power, culture, the law, and the impossible relationship he has with both his parents.
Directed by Mario Handler / 1989 / Venezuela / Spanish with English subtitles / 82 Min.