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Thursday January 24, 2013

“Yo No Soy Píchon” Cubans of Haitian descent: Screening & Debates on Cultural Identity

Thursday,

January 24, 2013
7:00pm until 10:00pm

DEBATES ON CUBA@ Accents presents: “Yo No Soy Píchon”. Cubans of Haitian descent: Screening & Debates on Cultural Identity.

Presented by: Esery Mondesir (Director of the film)

“Yo No Soy Píchon” (working title) is a documentary narrative by the Toronto-based emerging filmmaker Esery Mondesir. The film explores the concepts of cultural identity, nationality and citizenship by following a group of Cubans of Haitian descent as they prepare for a vodou ceremony.
Sylvia Galdez, her son Dieuseul and her siblings left their native town of Santiago de Cuba eleven years ago to settle in a slum-like neighbourhood outside of Havana in search for a better life.
“This is obviously a story close to my heart” says Esery Mondesir, the Haitian born director, “ but I also believe that a lot of us who have experienced migration and exile can relate to it as well” the Toronto-based filmmaker.

Refreshments included

 
 
 

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