Africa and Afro-Cubans Reunite at Bare Bones
An eagerly awaited documentary of an incredible journey of reunion is coming to Bare Bones Film and Music Festival in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Two hundred years after they were separated by the horrors of the Transatlantic slave trade, a group of Africans and their lost family in diaspora find each other again. A timeless, universal story of discovery, acceptance and hope for the future.
The documentary is a production of Unshackled Media Ltd. More information about the film, plus quotes and photographs, are available from firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Emma Christopher, Director/Producer: email@example.com +61405-847-298.
Sergio Leyva Seiglie, Producer: firstname.lastname@example.org +61435-407-509
Largely cut off from the world by their country’s politics, none of the Gangá-Longobá group from central Cuba had ever been allowed to leave their island home. They certainly never imagined that the origins of the songs and dances that they had inherited from an ancestor, and so proudly kept alive, would be traceable to a tiny, remote village in Sierra Leone, West Africa. But then, through some remarkable, fateful discoveries, their lost African family heard their songs and dances and, utterly astonished and overjoyed, declared ‘They Are We!” And so when travel regulations for Cubans were at last relaxed, four members of the Gangá-Longobá made their first-ever overseas journey, traveling by plane, boat, dugout canoe and then on foot to stay in their ancestral village. It turned into the most rapturous day in the village’s history: the lost people they had always wondered about were coming home. For the Gangá-Longobá, as member Alfredo Duquesne said, it was “like touching the moon.” After two centuries, they could sing their shared songs together at last.
After being nominated for Best Foreign Feature Film and Best Documentary at each film festival at which it has shown, They Are We is now coming to Muskogee, Oklahoma for the Bare Bones Film and Music Festival, where it is again award-nominated. Next it is going to Paris, France and then all over Europe before the cast and crew return to Sierra Leone to travel the country showing the movie.
Unshackled Media Pty Ltd
New South Wales, Australia
A.C.N. 164 371 591
A.B.N. 30 164 371 591
Sergio Leyva Seiglie, email@example.com (info also available in Spanish)