Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies - UMASS Amherst

Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST

Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival 2015

22nd annual

massachusetts multicultural film festival

Dislocations

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
137 Isenberg School of Management

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Dr. Claire Andrade-Watkins
Dr. Claire Andrade-Watkins

Presented in collaboration with the Department of History’s Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series.

Department of History Feinberg Family Distinguised Lecture Series

SOME KIND OF FUNNY PORTO RICAN?: A CAPE VERDEAN AMERICAN STORY

The unwritten history of immigrants from the Cape Verde Islands confronting gentrification in the Fox Point section of Providence, Rhode Island. [official website]

 

Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies