Global Voices "Mirror Dance"

Global Voices "Mirror Dance"

Mon, 09/27/2010 - 7:00pm

Pictured: Margarita and Ramona de Saa rehearsing with dance partners, National Ballet of Cuba, 1958

Credit: ITVS

The story of Cuban twins forever linked through birth and dance but separated by a revolution.

Two sisters. One passion. Romance. Revolution. Mirror Dance is the story of Cuban-born identical twins Ramona and Margarita de Saá, who become estranged through politics when one moves to the United States and the other remains behind. Though separated for almost 40 years, both continue to share a passion for dance. Shot in the United States and Cuba over a period of four years, the film reveals some of the complexities of the sisters' relationship: the worlds in which they live, the choices each has made and the conflicts each has endured. Set within the context of the turbulent dynamic between the two countries, Mirror Dance focuses on the twins' story of division, difference and ongoing efforts at reconciliation. It is a universal story that speaks to the personal pain, loss and waste that can result from international hostilities. Mirror Dance encores Monday, September 27 at 7 p.m. on PBS World (cable 524/DT21.2).

An international independent documentary series from theIndependent Television Service (ITVS), GLOBAL VOICES samples the best of international documentary. In its second season, the series features several new documentaries and notable international documentaries that have previously aired on PBS in other forums.

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