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International
Documentary
Film Festival
of Navarra
27.03-01.04.23
Pamplona
Iruña
International
Documentary
Film Festival
of Navarra

14-19.03.22
Pamplona
Iruña
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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 EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Partners
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
NAPAR
Radio 3
Golem
Filmoteca Española
Antartika
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
Skimetraje
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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