Cuban Roots/Bronx Stories

Director: Pam Sporn
Country: Cuba/USA
Year: 2000
Running Time: 57 mins
Language: English and Spanish with English and Spanish subtitles


Highlights the experience of a black Cuban American famiy, revealing that the Cuban-American experience is more diverse, racially and ideologically, than we are often led to believe.

About the Director

Pam Sporn

Biography: Pam Sporn is a film maker and teacher. Her documentaries have won several film festival awards. Her work has covered such topics as Cuban cigar rollers, an annual dance, and the story of a family that emigrated from Cuba to the United States, as well as “homelessness, teen pregnancy and police brutality. She has won BRIO awards in 1997, 2007 and 2010. She also won the 2008 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival’s Jury Award for Best Documentary Short for Con El Toque de la Chavetta.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs: 
Cuban Roots/Bronx Stories (2015).

Disobeying Orders: GI Resistance to the Vietnam War (1990);
Cuban Roots/Bronx Stories (2000);
Recordando El Mamoncillo [Remembering the Mamoncillo Tree] (2006);
Con El Toque de la Chavetta [With the Stroke of the Chavetta] (2007).