massachusetts multicultural film festival
See the MMFF 2015 Brochure for the full season schedule, and stay tuned for the launch of the MMFF 2015 website.
wednesday 4 february
“SOME KIND OF FUNNY PORTO RICAN?”: A CAPE VERDEAN AMERICAN STORY
(dir Claire Andrade-Watkins, USA, 2006, 83 min)
Through memories, music, and history, this documentary chronicles a vibrant community of immigrants from the Cape Verde Islands in the Fox Point section of Providence, Rhode Island in the face of displacement by urban renewal and gentrification. Poignant, heartfelt, and warm, this film captures the essence, spirit, and heart of a community whose history was erased before it had been written.
Introduction by Debora Ferreira and Sid Ferreira, UMass Amherst. The director, Claire Andrade-Watkins, will be present.
7:30pm UMass Amherst
Presented in collaboration with the Department of History’s Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series.