PATRIA Y VIDA: THE POWER OF MUSIC
NEW YORK PREMIERE The artist group, San Isidro, whose members have been jailed and tortured by the Cuban government, represents one of the few significant resistance movements in the history of oppression in Cuba. Inspired by their courage, Cuban hip-hop musicians living in exile record a protest song, “Patria y vida” (“Homeland and Life”) a direct affront to the official patriotic slogan patria o muerte (homeland or death). Beatriz Luengo, a multi-Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, documents the events surrounding the creation of the song and the unprecedented impact it had as it became a worldwide anthem. – Jaie Laplante
The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Beatriz Luengo and main participant Yotuel Romero.
This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Village East by Angelika
All in-person screening venues provide sound amplification headphones upon request with venue management. IFC Center can also provide a T-Coil loop for compatible devices.