Saturday, April 14, 2012

13th Havana Film Festival in NYC

Soy Tata Nganga: A documentary about Central African Religious Traditions in Cuba and the life of Enrique Hernández Armenteros.

Soy Tata Nganga (I Am a Tata Nganga) will be shown at Quad Cinema on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 at 3:00pm as part of the 13th Havana Film Festival New York.

It is highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates Afro-Cuban culture, especially Las Reglas del Congo (The Congo Rite), known colloquially as Palo. The 22 minute documentary is based on the life of Enrique Hernández Armenteros also known as "Enriquito de la Hata," or simply "La Hata", a 93 year old man who has dedicated close to six decades of his life to las Reglas del Congo, has over 2000 godchildren, and founder of the procession of San Lazaro el Milagroso. The film is not only one of the few positive depictions of this religion currently available that is tastefully and professionally done but also a treasure for those who value the insight of a generation that is sadly disappearing.

For more information on the details of the event please follow this link:

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