MOTH Showtimes and Locations
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Movies on the House is being temporarily postponed for the Fall semester.
For the safety of everyone, all showing for the semester have been cancelled and will reconvene in the Spring semester, if possible. In the meantime, we would like you to follow our Recommended Films that we WOULD have loved to see with you.
SPECIAL UNF SCREENING! (Postponed)
El grito de Yanga / Yanga’s Freedom Cry: A Documentary from Veracruz
(25 minutes) Wednesday, April 1, 7:30 p.m. Robinson Theatre
Film screening and discussion with the cinematographer and co-directors: Daniel Pike, Dolores Flores-Silva, and Keith Cartwright
In the mountains of Veracruz from 1570 to 1609, an African-born leader, Yanga, led resistance against the Spanish and against slavery, forcing the Crown’s recognition of his group’s freedom, self-governance, and rights to the land. Yanga’s Freedom Cry addresses the legacy of this Maroon community and its founder through interviews with residents of Yanga, Veracruz, and adjacent towns. The film pays poetic, musical, and historical homage to the Africans who won their freedom and examines how Yanga’s triumph and Afro-Mexican legacies still challenge us in spaces shaped by racial legacies across the Gulf.
Left to right: Dolores Flores-Silva, Daniel Pike, and Keith Cartwright
Dolores Flores-Silva, from the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, is professor of Latin American literature and culture at Roanoke College. She writes on topics ranging from Maya poetry to Afro-Mexican history.
Daniel Pike is a videographer and graduate of UNF’s English Department and Film Studies Program (class of ’18), currently running his own production company (Pike Productions) in South Dakota.
Keith Cartwright is chair and professor of English at the University of North Florida and served as Fulbright-Robles Chair of US studies at Universidad de las Américas Puebla.