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Intermarriage : Latina's Perspective

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

A documentary by Priscilla Cintron-Jamal

Year released: 
1994
Length: 
10 minutes
Price: 

$20 for individuals / $35 for Community Institutions ie: libraries, schools, non-profits / $50 for Universities & Businesses

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Maria Rosario Kolecki's husband is Polish and has "no sense of rhythm in his hips when it comes to Latin music." But he "gets" her in a way that no man, Latino or otherwise has, and she spends no time fretting that he's not the Latino others expected her to marry. Rosario-Kolecki is one of four Puerto Rican women who have married outside their culture -- to Polish, Jewish or African American men -- who share their personal experiences, viewpoints and challenges.

Filmmaker's Name: 
Priscilla Cintron-Jamal
Filmmaker's Bio: 

Priscilla Cintron-Jamal lives in Ventnor, NJ and is happily married to her non-Latino husband.

Public Screenings, Broadcasts and Festivals: 

May 14, 1994 - Part of the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema's 9th Annual Festival of Independents

African Continuance, The

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

Omomola Iyabunmi & Corbitt Bank

Year released: 
1991
Length: 
8 minutes
Price: 

$20 for individuals / $35 for Community Institutions ie: libraries, schools, non-profits / $50 for Universities & Businesses

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Omomola Iyabunmi is a musician, educator, composer and director of the Women's Sekere Ensemble. Lovingly featured in the video, Iyabunmi's Philadelphia-based female percussion group spreads African diasporic culture in secular and sacred song, accompanying themselves on their namesake bead-covered gourds. Iyabunmi explains how a sekere (pronounced SHAY-keh-ray) is constructed, and explores the significance of traditional African music and its impact on the African woman musician in America today.

Filmmaker's Name: 
Omomola Iyabunmi & Corbitt Banks
Filmmaker's Photo: 
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Filmmaker's Bio: 

Omomola Iyabunmi is a Sekere maker who has has pursued her study of African culture and percussion for more than 30 years. In 2004, she was the winner of a 2004 Leeway Foundation Window of Opportunity Grant to study learn the Aro instrument, a part of Sekere music tradition, at the Obatala Centre for the Arts in Nigeria, with the opportunity to participate in rituals where this traditional music is played and used. She included the Aro in performances with the Womenís Sekere Ensemble upon her return. Iyabunmi also teaches sekere-making classes and sells the beautifully handmade instruments at modest cost.

Corbitt Banks works with Pennsylvania's Mental Health and Aging Coalition, and is a former South Street store owner and art and culture project coordinator for the City of Philadelphia Empowerment Zone's North Central zone.

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