Can a family separated by the transatlantic slave trade for 170 years sing and dance its way back together? They Are We tells the story of survival against the odds, and how determination and shared humanity can triumph over the bleakest of histories. Live performance at 6:15. Panel discussion following the film.
Presented by La Connexional, a cultural collective that strives to showcase the talents and contributions of the African, Caribbean, and Latinx communities, and Capoeira Academy Edmonton. Part of the proceeds from this screening will be donated to The Capoeira Academy to support an upcoming free capoeira program for kids, while focusing on the education of African history in Brazil.
Sierra Leone/Cuba/Australia/Liberia 2016, 77 min, Dir: Emma Christopher