Freedom Summer Film Series: José Martí: The Eye of The Canary
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July 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us at The People’s Forum for our Freedom Summer Film Series!
As we begin the reopening of our space, every Friday evening in June 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 | JOSÉ MARTÍ: THE EYE OF THE CANARY
About “JOSÉ MARTÍ: THE EYE OF THE CANARY”
The formative years of Cuban national hero José Julián Martí Pérez are explored in Fernando Pérez’s handsome, robust historical epic, set during the 1860s in colonial Havana. Martí, The Eye of the Canary follows “El Apóstol” from the age of 9 to 17, as he is played with deep conviction by Daniel Romero as he experiences firsthand the often brutal inequalities of Spanish colonial rule, and feels the fire of injustice rise within him.
Year: 2010 | Director: Fernando Pérez | Duration: 2 hrs