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THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL
GUANABACOA: CRÓNICA DE MI FAMILIA


Country: Cuba
Year: 1966
Duration: 13'
Direction: Sara Gómez
Writer: Sara Gómez
Cinematographer: José Tabío, Luis Marzoa
Production: Eduardo Rivero, Jesús Pascau, ICAIC

A pioneer in the genre of autobiographical documentaries, this film made by the renowned Cuban director Sara Gómez explores her family roots to offer a family portrait through photos, popular music, and women’s tales. It is also a powerful document of an age and a way of living: that of middle- or upper-class black families in Cuba, meeting in exclusive bars just before the Cuban Revolution.

Sara Gómez

Sara Gómez (Havana, 1943) started working at the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) in 1961, making some of the first contributions to Enciclopedia Popular. With Agnès Varda she shot Salut les cubains. She was still working as an assistant director when she began making her own documentaries. Most of her work focuses on popular culture and tradition, crime, racism, and women. Ms Gómez was the first woman filmmaker in the Cuban film industry, and she was the only woman director to make a feature film before 1974, the year of her death.
Selected filmography
Plaza Vieja (1962)
El solar (1962)
1964
Iré a Santiago (1964)

... Y tenemos sabor
 (1967)
En la otra isla
 (1968)
Poder local, poder popular
 (1970)
Un documental a propósito del tránsito
 (1971)
De bateyes
 (1972)
Sobre horas extras y trabajo voluntario (1973)
PROMOTED BY
Gobierno de Navarra
ORGANIZED BY
NICDO
WITH THE AID OF
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural Española
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaGoethe InstitutCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteTeatro GayarreLa Fábrica
MEMBER OF
PantallaIberofestLa Mesta
PARTNERS
Filmoteca de NavarraPlanetario de PamplonaMuseo OteizaMuseo Universidad de NavarraFilmoteca Española
CinetecaFilmoteca CatalunyaInstitut FrançaisHotel Tres ReyesHotel Maisonave
MEDIA PARTNER
Radio 3
FESTIVALS IN NAVARRE
Punto de VistaNIFF - Navarra International Film FestivalNavarra, tierra de cineConecta FicciónÓpera PrimaSkimetrajeCTL 59#LabMeCrazy! Science Film FestivalFestival de Cine y DentistasHorror Online ArtFICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)FAN, Festival de Anime de NavarraLo que vieneMuestra de cine españolFilmmaking for social changeMuestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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