Cuban America Film Screening -- Adelin Gasana -- Gables
Oct 13 2011 6:00 pm
For the past 50 years the Cuban immigrant group has established a historical importance, political significance, and economic influence on the city region of Miami. Cubans fleeing in exile and political turmoil not only made a mark on a cosmopolitan region but an explosion. Such a historical, political, economic, social, and cultural phenomenon of the Cuban Diaspora has shifted the character of a city and placed Miami in the frontiers of international cities globally and the "Latinization" of the United States.
But how was it done? And why is it important? Cuban America, a documentary film by African-born filmmaker Adelin Gasana, explores the continuing Cuban-American story as a concentrated exile group's impact on transforming a sleepy, tourist town into a major, metropolitan community. Tonight, join us for a screening of the film, followed by a discussion with the director and some of its subjects.