The Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industries (ICAIC) today mourned the death of Natalia Bolívar in social networks. The ICAIC regretted her demise and says the documentary that bears her name, made by Ernesto Daranas in 2019 is a tribute from Cuban cinema.
The Palomas Project also expressed its condolences on social networks for the death of the writer, painter, anthropologist and ethnologist, dead at 89 years of age.
This project highlighted her contributions to the research of African roots and their influence on national culture and history and noted that “they will remain an essential legacy for present and future generations.”
The Palomas Project extends its most sincere condolences to her family, friends and colleagues, from the Palomas Project family, underlining this initiative that addresses issues of inclusion, gender and identity in Cuban society.
Natalia Bolívar for years investigated as an anthropologist and ethnologist the traditions and beliefs of African roots in Cuba, leaving an extensive scientific and cultural work reflected in the books ¨The Orishas in Cuba, Myths and legends of Afro-Cuban food¨ and other works of obligatory consultation.