UCSB Latin American and Iberian Studies Program

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Documentary Screening – Emilia: An Untold Cuban American Story (2017)

October 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Filmmaker and producer Luis Pérez Tolón and Cuban expert Professor Lillian Manzor (University of Miami) will be at hand to contextualize the 40 minutes film and answer questions.

*The film narrates the story of Emilia Teurbe Tolón, the first woman deported from Cuba for political insurgency. Ahead of her time and a role model for women’s contributions to the struggle for independence, she was an advocate for social justice and her story is contextualized within Cuba’s lengthy fight for Independence, Spain’s loss of Empire, and the USA, particularly NYC, as a safe-haven for the rebels.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Department of Global Studies, the Department of Film and Media Studies, the English Department, and the Latin American and Iberian Studies Program–please see attached flyer.
We look forward to see you there!–Silvia

This event is co-sponsored by LAIS and free to the public.


October 15, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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McCune Conference Room HSSB 6020