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Dialogo Con Mi Abuela / Conversation With My Grandmother

12th November, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Free – £8.00
An old sepia photograph of a woman holding a child and sitting with a vase of flowers in the other hand

Gloria Rolando focuses on the cross-sections of African and Caribbean roots of Cuban culture. This documentary invites us into the everyday life of her grandmother Inocencia

Dialogo Con Mi Abuela / Conversation With My Grandmother, Saturday 12th November, 1pm to 2:30pm, GWL, £0/2/4/6/8 – Pay what you can afford

An old sepia photograph of a woman holding a child and sitting with a vase of flowers in the other handA beautifully constructed love letter.” Pan African Film Festival

In this documentary, Gloria Rolando spotlights her own family history, detailing the close relationship she shared with her grandmother, Inocencia.  Through a first-person narrative, Rolando invites us into the everyday life of a Cuban woman of African descent born in 1906.

Through a recorded interview from 1993, Rolando shows the changes that occurred over many decades and her grandmother’s relationship with poetry, nature, and Syncretic Spiritism (Espiritismo cruzado) and Congolese traditions and practices that are widespread through Cuba.  Her grandmother details a time marked by severe racial discrimination and violence against African descendants.

Rolando has been directing films for over 35 years at ICAIC, the Cuban National Film Institute, and heading the independent filmmaking group Imágenes del Caribe in Havana. 

Followed by Q&A with Rolando’s sister Magaly De La Caridad Rolando Casamayor 

In association with Havana Glasgow Film Festival www.hgfilmfest.com

This is one of our ‘Attend’ events this autumn! (‘Attend’ events mean you can listen or look in and enjoy the event with no pressure to join in, though there will likely be opportunities to chat too! ‘Take Part’ events involve a bit more activity or participation on your part, you are of course still welcome to do so as little or as much as you would like to.)


Tickets for this event are sold at £0/2/4/6/8 depending on what you can afford. To attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation with you.  If you would like to make a donation to Glasgow Women’s Library, you can do so here.


This event will have BSL interpretation for the live discussion and closed captions for the film.

Glasgow Women’s Library is wheelchair accessible, with lifts to the first floor and the Mezzanine Floor. We have accessible toilets and all the bathrooms are individual closed stalls and are gender neutral. Our larger Events Space is fitted with an induction loop. A portable induction loop is also available.

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12th November, 2022
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Free – £8.00
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267
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Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267