Sara Gomez: An Afro-Cuban Filmmaker – ADIFF Black History Month 2017
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W. 120th St
New York, NY 10027
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 @ 1pm
This month, BAM will be showcasing a series of films directed by women filmmakers from different countries. Among those films there is One Way or Another (De Cierta Manera) directed by Sara Gomez, the first Afro-Cuban woman director whose work pertains to the Afro-Cuban experience. In her 1/27/17 review of the BAM film series, NY Times film critic Manohla Dargis writes “Cuban director Sara Gomes’s influcential work primarily concerns Cuba’s efforts to incorporate what the film calls marginal cultures with the revolution.”
Come watch Sara Gomez, An Afro-Cuban Filmmaker, the only film about this incredible filmmaker who left us at a very young age in her native Cuba.Sara Gomez, An Afro-Cuban Filmmaker introduces us to the woman, her environment, her family and the world of the Afro-Cuban. This is a documentary that presents at the same time the first years of the Cuban Revolution and the issue of race relations, religion and culture in a country moving towards a communist society.
Directed by Alessandra Muller, Cuba/Switzerland, 2005, doc., 76 min, in Spanish with English subtitles.