Film: Award-Winning Documentary “Black and Cuba”

Repeating Islands


Shadow and Act announces that a film whose crowdfunding campaign was featured on its site in 2012, is now out. Black and Cuba, directed by Robin J. Hayes (The New School), is a timely feature documentary that follows a group of “outcast” African American students at Yale University, who take a field trip to Cuba to see “how revolution lives,” and to get inspiration in order to pursue their own black resistance reading group.

Description: The award-winning documentary “Black and Cuba” is now available on Vimeo on Demand after a successful run at film festivals throughout the US and in Berlin. Directed by Dr. Robin J. Hayes, the film follows a diverse group of street smart students who feel like outcasts at their elite Ivy League university, band together, and adventure to the enigmatic island of Cuba, whose population is 60% Black.  Black and Cuba arrives on the heels of the Obama…

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