Oct 18

Taina Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro Present "Resiliencia"

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Auditorium

Contact: Cultural Affairs | (518) 629-8071

2018-10-18 12:0:00 2018-10-18 13:30:00 America/New_York Taina Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro Present "Resiliencia" https://www.hvcc.edu/calendar/2018/10/taina-asili-and-gaetano-vaccaro-present-resiliencia.html Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Auditorium Cultural Affairs editor@hvcc.edu


Taina Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro, most familiar to local audiences as members of la Banda Rebelde, return to campus with "Resiliencia," the documentary they filmed in hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico. The screening will include live performance and audience discussion. In "Resiliencia" (2018, 35 min), filmed and edited by Vaccaro with Asili’s original score, four women artists and activists share their stories of resiliencia (resilience) during and after hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. Asili and Vaccaro traveled across Puerto Rico documenting how the official response to the storms was as devastating for the island's people as the storms themselves, yet the film also captures the indomitable human spirit of those determined to see their communities rebuilt. Asili, a NY-born Puerto Rican social justice musician, leads la Banda Rebelde. In January 2017, she performed for nearly a million people at The Women's March in Washington, DC. Vaccaro is a Sicilian guitarist, songwriter and filmmaker.