dinsdag 6 maart 2012

Eyes of the Rainbow - Assata Shakur



Video, color, 47 min, 1997
Director of Photography: Raul Rodriguez, Jose M. Riera
Script and Director: Gloria Rolando
Assistant Director: Tony Romero


"Eyes of the Rainbow" deals with the life of Assata Shakur, the Black Panther and Black Liberation Army leader who escaped from prison and was given political asylum in Cuba, where she has lived for close to 15 years.

In it we visit with Assata in Havana and she tells us about her history and her life in Cuba. This film is also about Assata's AfroCuban context, including the Yoruba Orisha Oya, goddess of the ancestors, of war, of the cemetery and of the rainbow. Read more.