Zentient Arts is proud to announce a new documentary that we are working on, Emilia.

Deported to the U.S. from Cuba in 1850 for conspiring against Spanish rule, Emilia joined her husband in New York City where she enthusiastically participated in the liberation movement for her homeland.  In exile she sewed the flag which would become an important symbol for the emerging Cuban nation.

Emilia Teurbe Tolón was a pioneer for the birth of an independent Cuba and a role model for women’s contributions to the struggle for independence.

In 1869 rebels carried Emilia’s flag in battle and in 1902, after the Spanish-American War, this flag was embraced by the Cuban Republic, a new nation.