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Ferrera-Balanquet’s Mariposa Ancestral Memory premiers at aluCine 2013

  • Location:
    Toronto Free Gallery/ aluCine Latin Film & Media Arts Festival , 1277 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, CA

aluCine Latin Film & Media Arts Festival is pleased to announce that Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet’s media performance Mariposa Ancestral Memory will have its world premier Friday, March 29, at 2:30pm at the Toronto Free Gallery. A Cuban born living in exile since 1980, Ferrera-Balanquet is one of the most acclaimed artist, writer, curator and scholar from the Mariel Generation, which included artists and writers such as Reinaldo Arenas, Juan Boza and Carlos Alfonzo. Mariposa Ancestral Memory is an interdisciplinary project resulting from an extensive investigation about the presence of African Caribbean writing (Vèvé, Anafourana and Kongo), the US Latina/o migration, the Atlantic Slave Trade, the Mariel Exodus, homophobia, racism, Maya and Afro Caribbean Queer spirituality, all interwoven with the life experience of the artist.

For the complete schedule, list of programs & ticket info, visit: www.alucinefestival.com