Documentary: "Emilia: An Untold Cuban American Story" (2017)

Event Date: 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Event Location: 

  • McCune Room (HSSB 6020)
The film narrates the story of Emilia Teurbe Tolón, the first woman deported from Cuba for political insurgency. Ahead of her time and a role model for women's contributions to the struggle for independence, she was an advocate for social justice and her story is contextualized within Cuba's lengthy fight for Independence, Spain's loss of Empire, and the USA, particularly NYC, as a safe-haven for the rebels.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Department of Global Studies, the Department of Film and Media Studies, the English Department, and the Latin American and Iberian Studies Program