Cecilia

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Cecilia

cuba slavery colonialism

Cecilia

Release Date: May 01, 1982

Year    :   1982
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Impala, ICAIC
Director    :   Humberto Solás
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Writers    :   Humberto Solás, Nelson Rodríguez, Norma Torrado, Jorge Ramos, Cirilo Villaverde
RunTime    :   127 mins.

The story of Cecilia is a story of the society that dominated 19th-century Cuba, a society divided between whites, blacks, and those who were mixed, the mulattos. (Since the Spanish conquistadors killed off the Indian population in Cuba not long after they took over the island, there are no mestizos, or those of mixed-Indian blood in Cuba as in other Caribbean nations.) At any rate, the drama about the life and loves of Cecilia (Daisy Granados) takes place against the backdrop of graphically violent mistreatment of slaves and the rumors of a slave rebellion after the Cubans hear of slaves turning against their captors in Haiti.




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