Elena

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Songs that Flood the River (Cantos que inundan el río)
Digital Screening Room Fri, Oct 8 - Sun, Oct 17

In Theater: Sun, Oct 10 at 2:45pm. Oneida sings alabados, traditional funeral chants sung by Afro-Colombians on the Pacific coast to bid farewell to the dead as they return to the realm of souls. Mesmerizing and hypnotic director Germán Arango, weaves a melodious tale marking the scars of Colombia’s misfortune, to realize a healed future.

Songs that Flood the River (Cantos que inundan el río)
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sun, Oct 10 2:45 PM

In Theater: Sun, Oct 10 at 2:45pm. Oneida sings alabados, traditional funeral chants sung by Afro-Colombians on the Pacific coast to bid farewell to the dead as they return to the realm of souls. Mesmerizing and hypnotic director Germán Arango, weaves a melodious tale marking the scars of Colombia’s misfortune, to realize a healed future.

Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$5.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Programs:Cine Latino
Women & Film
Afro-Latino Focus
Tags:Documentary
Human Rights
Culture & Society
Women Directors
Social Justice
Release Year:2021
Runtime:30 min
Country/Region:Dominican Republic
Language:Spanish
Haitian Creole
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Rada Studio
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/504484067
Cast/Crew
Director:Michèle Stephenson
Producer:Michèle Stephenson
Joe Brewster
Cinematographer:Alfredo Alcántara
Tito Rodriguez
Pedro Arnau Bros Santana
Michèle Stephenson
Screenwriter:Michèle Stephenson
Editor:Clementina Martinelli
Jordan Kawai

Description

Showing before the feature film Songs that Flood the River. Ticket purchase includes access to both films.

Access to Cine Latino streaming movies are geo-restricted to viewers in Minnesota and a MN billing address is required to purchase a ticket.

Because of their Haitian ancestry, Elena and her family have lost their Dominican citizenship. She must negotiate an opaque bureaucracy in a racist, hostile society, or else remain stateless in a country intent on deporting its darker-skinned citizens.


Debido a su ascendencia Haitiana, Elena y su familia han perdido la ciudadanía Dominicana. Elena debe enfrentarse a la burocracia tortuosa, en una sociedad racista y hostil o bien quedarse sin derechos en un país que tiene la intención de deportar a sus ciudadanos de piel morena.


Director Biography

Michele Stephenson

Filmmaker, author, artist, Michèle Stephenson, pulls from her Panamanian and Haitian roots to think radically about storytelling and disrupt the imaginary in non-fiction spaces. She tells compelling, deeply personal stories that are created by, for and about communities of color that reimagine and provoke. Her feature documentary, American Promise, was nominated for three Emmys and won the Jury Prize at Sundance. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Creative Capital artist.