Tonight, Friday, March 29, 2013, the African Diaspora International Film Festival and the Office of the VP for Diversity and Community Affairs at Teachers College at Columbia University present a free screening of the documentary Sara Gómez, An Afro-Cuban Filmmaker. The screening will take place at 6:00pm at 263 Macy at the Teachers College, Columbia University, located at 525 West 120th Street. [Note: The screening is free but a photo ID is required to enter building.]
Description: Not much is known about Afro-Latina filmmakers. Sara Gómez the Afro-Cuban filmmaker was one of the pioneers. Alessandra Muller’s portray of Sara Gómez in Sara Gómez: An Afro- Cuban Filmmaker is a rich, multilayered documentary about one of the most important Afro-Latina filmmakers. The documentary shows segments of some of Sara Gómez’s films including Guanabacoa: Crónica de mi familia and her landmark film De cierta manera and explores how and why she was so interested in exploring the life of women, the Afro-Cuban and of the marginal in revolutionary Cuba.
In addition to archival footage of her works, the documentary features interviews with Afro-Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando, poet Tomas Gutiérrez, her children, her husband Germinal Hernández, cast members of her film De cierta manera, and other colleagues, friends and family members.
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