The Cinema of Sara Gómez

Reframing Revolution

Edited by Susan Lord

Contributions by Inés María Martiatu Terry, Lourdes Martínez-Echazábal, Odette Casamayor-Cisneros, Sergio Giral, María Caridad Cumaná, Victor Fowler Calzada, Luis García Mesa, Devyn Spence Benson, Rigoberto López, Joshua Malitsky, Ana Serra, Iván Arocha Montes de Oca, Ricardo Acosta, Alan West-Durán and Sandra Abd’Allah-Alvarez Ramírez

Published by: Indiana University Press

408 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, 32 b&w illus.

  • Paperback
  • 9780253057051
  • Published: July 2021


  • Hardcover
  • 9780253057044
  • Published: July 2021


  • eBook
  • 9780253057075
  • Published: July 2021


Throughout the 1960s and '70s, Afro-Cuban filmmaker Sara Gómez endured social, political, economic, and cultural transformation in Cuba, experiences that are manifested in her revolutionary work.

Gómez produced many short documentary films in 10 prolific years. She also created De cierta manera (One way or another), her only feature-length film prior to her untimely death. Her carefully crafted utopian scenes navigate complex social, racial, and sexual relationships. Not only have her inventive strategies become foundational to new Cuban cinema and feminist film culture, but they also still inspire media artists today who deal with issues of identity and difference.

The Cinema of Sara Gómez assembles a comprehensive history, criticism, biography, methodology, and theory of Gómez's entire body of work, unpacking her complex life and giving weight to her groundbreaking cinema.