US Speaking Tour of Cuban filmmaker Eric Corvalan Pelle in April, 2019

Dec 7, 2018 by

Hello again to various member groups of the NNOC

Just writing to remind you about the proposed visit to Seattle of Cuban filmmaker Eric Corvalan Pelle  in April.

This visit will be going ahead – with him coming to Seattle first and then available for travel elsewhere afterwards.  So far there has been possible interest from Chicago, Minneapolis and Milwaukee.  We hope to have a copy or copies of his films available by the beginning of January.

As before – if you are interested please contact Seattle based Cindy Domingo from the US Women and Cuba Collaboration   [email protected]

John Waller


On Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 10:08 PM john waller <[email protected]> wrote:

Hi all

I am just following up on the document I talked about and circulated at the NNOC conference about a proposed visit to the US in April 2019 of Cuban film maker Eric Corvalan Pelle.  Below is the actual document and attached is his CV. If you are interested in discussing having him visit your city please contact Cindy Domingo from the US Women and Cuba Collaboration who is based in Seattle  [email protected]

John Waller

US Speaking tour by Cuban filmmaker Eric Corvalan Pelle – April 2019


Eric M. Corvalán Pelle, an award-winning Cuban filmmaker, is being invited to visit Seattle in April as a guest of US Women and Cuba Collaboration and Seattle-Cuba Friendship Committee.  We are excited to bring Eric Corvalán and his film, Race/Raza to the Seattle area and we are seeking possible other cities for Mr. Corvalán to tour.


Race (Raza): A Cuban Documentary in Colors (2009) is one of the films Corvalan will be screening.  Alternating opinions expressed by everyday citizens with interviews of prominent Cuban intellectuals and artists, the 35-minute film explores what Cubans think and believe about race, including about racial discrimination in Cuba and the unacknowledged debt owed to Cubans of African descent. Set against the successes of the Revolution, the film courageously addresses the difficult debate over how a revolutionary society can persevere in tackling the unfinished work of bringing social justice to each and every one of its members.  Corvalan has continued to work on the issues of race/racism in Cuba as a member of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba.

Eric Corvalán’s other documentary that he will bring with him for screening is called Huellas (Footprints) 2018, about violence against women.


Corvalán is a native of Cuba whose heritage is Chilean and French. He appears frequently at international and domestic conferences and film festivals to screen his films, participate on panels, and present keynote addresses related to his film projects and interests, which currently include explorations of race, and gender and family violence.  Corvalán has a degree in Audiovisual Communication (Film, Radio and Television) from Havana’s Higher Institute of Art, and his current professional focus is on producing independent documentaries. He is a member of UNEAC (National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba), the National Audiovisual Association in Cuba, SGAE (General Society of Authors and Publishers, in Spain), and a General Campaign of the UN: Join to End Violence Against Women.  He is currently working on a book, Raza: Chronicles of a Filming. Further details about his films, awards and professional work are available in his attached Spanish-language curriculum vitae.


Cities who are interested in hosting Corvalan will be responsible for a portion of the travel costs  which will be determined based on the total travel tour costs.  US Women and Cuba Collaboration pays their speakers a range of $100 – $250/event depending on the size of the event.


Members of US Women and Cuba Collaboration will be traveling to Cuba in December to discuss this tour with Corvalan.  If you are interested, please email Cindy Domingo at [email protected]

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