CIMARRONAJE EN PANAMÁ

Synopsis: 
During the colonial period, tens of thousands of Africans were brought to Panama to be the labor force of the Spanish empire. Resistance to slavery occurred daily. Perhaps its fullest expression was the Cimarronaje, in which African fugitives united to create societies independent of European rule. Their story is foundational to the history of Panamá.

Screenings

Friday
March 31 7:00 pm
Teatro Anita Villalaz
Sunday
April 02 6:00 pm
Salón Ricardo J. Alfaro - MIRE - Casco Antiguo
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Toshi Sakai

Born in Tokyo. Raised in New York. I discovered the magic of Panama when I lived in Portobelo nearly 40 years ago. There was history and tradition everywhere I looked and the warmth and kindness of people made me feel very welcome. The film is dedicated to the people of Portobelo and to Congos throughout the isthmus. The significance of their history and culture is far deeper than we have imagined.