To help promote cross-cultural learning the Schoolcraft College International Institute proudly presents another film presentation in its Focus Series...Caribbean
Enjoy authentic Caribbean Cuisine! Join us for a delicious sampling of Chef Shawn Loving's Caribbean fare at 2:00 pm. The menu includes: Caribbean style chicken with curry, beans and rice with plantains, pineapple and bell pepper relish with cilantro and mango.
In the Time of Butterflies (2001): This film is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government in the Dominican Republic. Starring Salma Hayek, Edward James Olmos, and Marc Anthony.
The Agronomist (2003): The Agronomist is an American documentary directed by Jonathan Demme, and starring Jean Dominique. The documentary follows the life of Dominique, who ran Haiti's first independent radio station, Radio Haiti-Inter, during multiple repressive regimes.
Chico and Rita (2010): A Spanish animated feature-length film with Spanish and English languages directed by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal, the story of Chico and Rita is set against backdrops of Havana, New York City, Las Vegas, Hollywood and Paris in the late 1940s and early 1950s. A gifted songwriter and beautiful singer chase their dreams— and each other—from Havana to New York and Las Vegas. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unite them, but their journey—in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero—brings heartache and torment.