Screen/Society--NC Latin American Film Festival--"La Salsa Cubana"
Film Screening: "La Salsa Cubana" (Joseph Johnson & Sarita Streng, 2011, 80 min, Cuba, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Color, DVD). -- A dance group from the outskirts of Havana strives to win the Cuban national dance competition. The group comes from the Guanabacoa neighborhood and their passion is Cuban salsa. Along with the group's journey, we hear about the fabulous Cuban music, the ins and outs of the dancers' personal lives, and the history of the dance as told by old school dancers who were there when it started. This is an authentic and rare view of Cuba today and the dancing that lifts the national spirit. // Sponsored by the UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.