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Film Screening: Catalan Migration to Cuba

March 27, 2018 - 6:30 pm

Catalan Migration to Cuba. Los que se quedaron. Film Screening & Discussion

Segal Theatre 
The Graduate Centre, CUNY

Using original footage from the early 20th century and interviews with surviving descendants and Catalan immigrants, Los Que Se Quedaron traces Catalan migration to Cuba, a process that began in full force in the 19th century.

Commentator

Thomas Harrington is Professor of Hispanic Studies at Trinity College in Hartford where he teaches courses on 20th and 21st Century Film. His areas of research include modern Iberian nationalist movements, the history of Iberianism, Polysystems theory, Contemporary Catalonia, and the history of migration between the peninsular “periphery” (especially Catalonia, but also Galicia, Portugal and the Basque Country) and the societies of the Caribbean and the Southern Cone. He is a two-time Fulbright Senior Research Scholar (Barcelona Spain and Montevideo, Uruguay) who also has lived and worked in Madrid, Lisbon and Santiago de Compostela.

 

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