Sara Gomez: An Afro-Cuban Filmmaker & White Like the Moon : NYADIFF


Sara Gomez: An Afro-Cuban Filmmaker & White Like the Moon


Alessandra Muller | Cuba/Switzerland | 2005 | doc. | 76 min | in Spanish with English subtitles


Sat, March 24, 2018 @ 6pm  

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Sara Gomez, An Afro-Cuban Filmmaker is a rich, multilayered documentary about Afro-Cuban director Sarah Gomez. Born in 1943, she studied literature, piano, and Afro-Cuban ethnography before becoming the first female Cuban filmmaker. A woman of great intelligence, independence and generosity, she was a revolutionary filmmaker with intersecting concerns about the Afro-Cuban community and the value of its cultural traditions, women’s issues, and the treatment of the marginalized sectors of society. Through archival footage of her works and interviews with her children and husband Germinal Hernandez, cast members of her best-know film De cierta manera,as well as colleagues and friends, we get closer to a filmmaker who invented new landscapes and brought together opposite worlds.
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.
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White Like the Moon

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