Garifuna Activist and Historian Pablo Roberto Mejia (a.k.a. “Don Beto”) about to receive his Garifuna Heritage Award at the First Annual Garifuna Heritage Awards and Culture Night on SATURDAY March 13th 2010. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.
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Livingston, “LaBuga” Guatemala, Central America — Garifuna Activist and Historian Pablo Roberto Mejia (a.k.a. “Don Beto”) passed away of natural causes in Guatemala on TUESDAY December 17th 2013 at the age of 93.
Belize, Central America — Reporter Franc Contreras of CCTV recently released a story on the Americas Now Television show about the Garifuna People of Central America where he posed the question, is the Garifuna Culture Close to Extinction?
New York, New York — Fresh off it’s successful screenings in December 2012 at The African Diaspora International Film Festival, the new independent film, GARIFUNA IN PERIL will be screening again at Columbia University in New York City on FRIDAY January 18th 2013. It is part of a showcase of the BEST of the many films screened at this year’s African Diaspora International Film Festival.
Garifuna Women Marlene Castillo and Marjorie Casimiro of The Sandy Beach Women’s Cooperative (Sandy Beach Lodge) in Hopkins, Belize; hold up a version of the Garifuna Flag in the Carlos De Jesus documentary, GARIFUNA NATION. Image courtesy of Carlos Productions
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New York City — New York University Associate Professor of Film and Television, Carlos De Jesus has been screening his latest effort, a documentary about the Garifuna ethnic group called GARIFUNA NATION. Ten years in the making and filled with multiple perspectives, this stirring work is an insightful investigation of contemporary life as a Garifuna.