Latinx Communities in Missouri

Aug
06
2:00 pm – 3:50 pm
Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Hamra Classroom, Second Floor
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Hamra Classroom, Second Floor
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Join filmmaker and literary critic Professor Juanamaría Cordones-Cook as she presents her documentary Nancy Morejón: Famous Landscapes.

Filmed in Havana in 2013, the documentary offers an intimate view of the inner world, intellectual journey, and life experiences of Nancy Morejón, one of the most notable poets of contemporary Afro-Cuban Renaissance. Images and sounds from Morejón's poetry, her home, and Havana’s landscape combine with the discussion of prominent Afro-Cuban intellectuals to provide a deep portrait of the gender identities, roots, and culture that characterize Morejón’s literary production.

Following the documentary, Cordones-Cook will share her views in conversation with sociologist María Rodríguez-Alcalá about the diverse racial and cultural identities of the Latinx communities in Missouri.