Maluala takes us into a palenque, a settlement of escaped slaves hidden somewhere in Cuba's eastern mountains, where discord is sown between black "kings" by clever spies working for the Spanish government. "The historically lucid intrigues of Maluala (1979), where the Afrocentric leadership of fugitive palenque communities is pitted against each other COINTELPRO-style by Spanish colonists, is one of those Cuban films that were forged in a righteous, red-hot ferment but still found the courage and wit to ask questions about the society around them."
~ Gary Dauphin, The Village Voice.
Cuba, 1979, 95 min, Doc, Spanish with English subtitles, Sergio Giral, dir.
Part of Filmmaker in Residence Program.
Teachers College, Columbia University
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