They Are We

They Are We

In Central Cuba, the Afro-Cuban ethnic group Ganga-Longoba have kept their African heritage alive in distinct song and dance despite their separation from ancestors by decades of slavery, revolution, and religious persecution. Anthropologist and director Emma Christopher films their music, while traveling across Sierra Leone, and shows people the footage to capture their recognition. In a village without road access, one African looks in wonder and says, “They are we.” Music, dance, and interviews reunite the men and women living in Cuba with their Sierra Leone kin in an overdue celebration of their shared history. An Icarus Films release. Q&A WITH EMMA CHRISTOPHER
SHOWTIMES
Monday, February 15
3:15 PM
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