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Hi, Neighbor - Memories of Loss and Displacement
This experimental short film is about a little girl who lost her home to urban renewal, and asks her wealthy neighbor, "why?" The film is a prequel to Andrade-Watkins' documentary trilogy about the Cape Verdean community in Fox Point. "Hi,…
Some Kind Of Funny Porto Rican? - A Cape Verdean-American Story
This feature documentary tells the untold tragedy and scandal of what happened to a vibrant community of immigrants from the Cape Verde Islands in the Fox Point section of Providence Rhode Island who were forcibly displaced by urban renewal to…
The Consul of Bordeaux
This film is based on the true story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who saved 30,000 people from Nazi persecution by issuing visas for safe passage to Portugal during WWII, defying the direct orders of his government.
Spirit of Cape Verde - The First President of Cape Verde After Independence Visits New England
This documentary reportage chronicles the first state visit to the United States in 1983 by Aristides Pereira, Cape Verde's first president after independence. Highlights include an overview of the Cape Verdean communities in the Fox Point section of Providence and…
Cape Verde Independence July 5th & 6th 1975 - The First Day of Independence in Cape Verde After 500 Years of Colonial Rule
This short documentary was created from rare archival footage of almost seventy hours of 1/2" reel-to-reel video shot by pioneering performance and media artist Anthony D. Ramos. He was the only American camera present to record the historic first two…
Working the Boats - A Cape Verdean American Longshoremen Union
Working the Boat: Masters of the Craft is a six-part webisode hat captures the golden years of Local 1329 of the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA). Local 1329 was founded in Providence, Rhode Island in 1933 by Manuel Q. Ledo, a…
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Some Aspects of Cape Verdean Culture
This a re-discovered and restored documentary shot in 1975 in Cape Verde at the time of independence by pioneering video artist Anthony D. Ramos. This was some of the earliest video work by Ramos, who received a 1975 grant from…
Cape Verdean Music Classics
This performance was recorded in June, 2001 at the Cape Verdean Progressive Club, East Providence, Rhode Island with "Flash" Tavares, Sr., Vickie Vieira and musicians who collectively represent the defining sounds of 20th century Cape Verdean American music. The soundtrack…