Hispanic Heritage Month at the BFC/A: Focus on Sara Gómez

Today marks the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, and the BFC/A is honoring Afro-Cuban filmmaker Sara Gómez.  Gomez made numerous short documentaries and newsreels for ICAIC, the Cuban national film institute, but is primarily known for her feature film De Cierta Manera (One Way or Another).

courtesy: afrocubaweb.com








Here is the list of films we will feature:

Monday, September 19 at 7:00 pm

De Cierta Manera (One Way or Another), dir: Sara Gómez, 1974

Location: Monroe County Public Library Auditorium

This screening is co-sponsored by CUBAmistad.


Friday, September 30 at 2:00 pm

A Selection of Documentary Shorts by Sara Gómez

Location: Black Film Center/Archive


Friday, October 7 at 2:00 pm

¿Donde està Sara Gómez? (Where is Sara Gómez), dir: Alessandra Müller, 2005

Location: Black Film Center/Archive

** All screenings are free and open to the public and will be followed by discussions.**

About BFC/A

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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