As part of Seattle’s International Women’s day Celebration:

Friday, February 19, 7:00 PM

Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice

and

“Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies”

is very pleased to present:

CUBA MIA:  Portrait of All Women’s Cuban Symphany Orchestra

LOCATION:

Keystone Congregational Church

5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle

(0.4 miles west of the I-5 NE 50th St. Exit  – Metro Bus Routes 16, 26 & 44)

Directions can be found at www.meaningfulmovies.org

we  hope to see you all there –

Film: CUBA MIA: PORTRAIT OF AN ALL-WOMEN’S ORCHESTRA (85 minutes, Cecilia Domeyko, 2005)  WITH THE US WOMEN AND CUBA COLLABORATION.

This award-winning (CINE Golden Eagle, Chicago Film Festival, World Music Festival) film was directed by Cecilia Domeyko, creator of dozens of films capturing the Latina/o experience in the US and Latin America.  Featuring ten talented and beautiful musicians, playing the harmonies of Cuban soul,  CUBA MIA demonstrates the power of music to cross boundaries. This story of the musicians of the all-woman Camerata Romeu is filled with dazzling faces and fiery performances that astonish and delight.

By turns funny, angry, lyrical and moving, CUBA MIA takes us behind the scenes of a Revolution in progress —  that has prioritized gender and racial justice, investment in arts, music, culture and the politics of sexuality as essential to healthy human development — and offers a slice of Cuban life seldom seen on the world’s screens.   “If you liked Buena Vista Social Club, you’ll love CUBA MIA!”

Discussion lead by members of the US Women and Cuba Collaboration will focus on the film’s themes as well as contemporary US and Cuban relations and Cuba’s role in humanitary aid and international solidarity with Haiti.  The Collaboration is organizing a women’s delegation to Cuba in March 2010;  for details about the Delegation and the US Women & Cuba Collaboration, go to www.womenandcuba.org

Co-sponsored with Seattle NOW (www.nowseattle.org) and the Seattle Labor and Peace Choruses.

(Event is FREE and open to the public! …but Donations are kindly accepted).

Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice

Friday, February 19, 2010, 7:00 to 9:30 PM