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This edition: Placido

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Episode Details

(1986/Cuba, 95 min., color, drama) Dir.: Sergio Giral. Cast: Jorge Villaron, Miguel Benavides, Mirta Ibarra, Ramon Velez, Nina Sanchez. A biopic based on the life of the 19th century Afro-Cuban poet, Gabriel de la Concepcion Valdes, known as Placido, who was executed in 1844 for anti-Spanish political activities. In Spanish with English subtitles. Discussion follows film with Sergio Giral.

Guest List

Prof. Jerry Carlson Professor of film studies, City College of New York

Sergio Giral Cuban filmmaker