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A Sense of Connection
February 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
The Baton Foundation, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History is proud to present a film screening of A Sense of Connection—a documentary film about the spiritual motivations that influence Black artists in the African Diaspora. Following the screening, filmmaker Tony Romero will field questions from attendees. This program is free to the public, but registration is required. NOTE: Times are Eastern Time.
About the Film
A Sense of Connection (90 mins.) is a documentary that looks at the spiritual motivations in the works of various Black visual artists. It describes a journey marked by a strong African heritage connection. The artists, from the United States, Mexico, Equatorial Guinea, Spain and Cuba, share experiences and reflect on the history of the African Diaspora, Black art and the willingness to write one’s own story. The project’s goal is to build bridges among the entire international Black community. This film was created in collaboration with Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Gallery 992, Sistagraphy, Projects Foundation Shelia Turner y Spec Turner Music.
About the Filmmaker
Tony Romero is a director, producer and screenwriter, trained in the school of Cuban cinema. For twenty years, he has dedicated his life to film and television, and worked with producers in Cuba, Haiti, Japan and Spain. Romero has taught courses, workshops, and presented at conferences. His work has taken him to many of the education, film and cultural spaces in Spain, Morocco, Equatorial Guinea, the United States among others. Romero is a member of the National Union of Writers Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) and the General Society of Authors and Editors (SGAE). He currently works for the Spanish producer TR Movies.