FREEDOM SUMMER FILM SERIES: The Mali-Cuba Connection
May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us at The People’s Forum for our Freedom Summer Film Series!
As we begin the partial reopening of our space, every Friday evening in May we will show a film in our screening room at 50% capacity.
This is a free, educational program, however, in order to maintain a safe capacity level, we ask that you leave a $6 deposit to reserve your participation. You will be refunded your deposit upon arrival or if you cancel. Please have your confirmation email ready when you arrive.
Freedom Summer Films is a series that aims to explore the humanity and the creativity of the many struggles against imperialism, colonialism, capitalism at home and abroad, and we hope to leave inspired for a future of liberation through community and love. We know that cultural expression is one of the most powerful forms of political education, and we hope you join us for these collective viewings!
FREEDOM SUMMER FILM SERIES: The Mali-Cuba Connection (2019)
“…ten young, promising musicians from Mali, Africa, were invited to Cuba to study music and strengthen cultural links…”
Directed by Edouard Salier and Richard Minier | 2020 | 81min | France, Cuba, Mali | Documentary | Spanish, French with English subtitles
About “The Mali-Cuba Connection”
In the midst of the Cold War, ten young promising musicians from Mali are sent to Cuba to study music and strengthen cultural links between the two socialist countries. Combining Malian and Afro-Cuban influences, they develop a revolutionary new sound and become the iconic ensemble ‘Las Maravillas de Mali’. New Year’s Eve 2000. Richard Minier, a French music producer meets a former member of the band in Bamako and decides to bring the band back together.