WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Documentary Screening: ‘Emilia’

5:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 11 July 2018
American University, School of International Service (SIS), 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the School of Advanced and International Service (SIS) are pleased to invite you to a screening and panel discussion of the documentary Emilia.

This documentary explores the life of Emilia Teurbe Tolón, a pioneer in the struggle for the birth of an independent Cuba and a role model for women’s contributions in the fight for independence. Deported to the U.S. from Cuba in 1850 for conspiring against Spanish rule, Emilia joined her husband in New York City where she enthusiastically participated in the liberation movement for her homeland. In exile she sewed the flag which would become an important symbol for the emerging Cuban nation.

Produced and directed by Luis Pérez Tolón, this film will explores themes of exile, family separation, and reunification.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
5:30 p.m. – Film Screening
6:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion

The Abramson Family Founders’ Room
School of International Service (SIS) Building, American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
Free parking is available