Selected Interviews & Media Mentions of
Roberto Múkaro Borrero
Print and Online
Color Lines Magazine
September 22, 2003
“TAINO DAKA (I AM)” documentary explores Taino history, culture and the indigenous identity throughout the Caribbean and the Diaspora, who are considered to be extinct for over 500 years since their encounter with Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to the New World. Today, Tainos are on a quest to claim back their identity and rewrite their history. Featuring Roberto Múkaro Borrero (as self); 3N Productions; Directed by Alex Zacarias.
Filmmaker Paul Puglisi traveled across the US to make sense of the controversy surrounding of one of America's most enduring symbols - Christopher Columbus. Conversations with cultural leaders, historians, activists, authors and educators bring to life the perspectives that molded a 15th century sailor into a genocidal conqueror, a messenger of Christ, a cultural icon and a patriotic hero in a land he never knew existed. Directed by Paul Puglisi; Appearance by Roberto Múkaro Borrero (as self).
A clandestine expedition through the communist island of Cuba in search of an indigenous tribe rumored extinct for over three centuries. Mangas Films; Documentary; 47 minutes; Director: Andres Torres; Appearance by Roberto Múkaro Borrero (as self); Roberto Múkaro Borrero, Music.
Spirits of the Jaguar: Hunters of the Caribbean Sea
Using wildlife footage, dramatic recreations and computer simulation, this four-part series explores the great civilizations of the Aztecs, the Maya and the Taino, which dominated the Caribbean and Central America for centuries. BBC/WNET (Thirteen) production; George Page, Narrator; Paul Reddish, director; Roberto Borrero, Actor/Consultant. Broadcast in the USA as part of the series: Nature.