February 8, 2024

Sara Gómez × 4

Sara Gómez was among the first Black women to make documentaries about Black perspectives. She created 19 documentaries and one feature-length work of fiction (finished posthumously because of her sudden death at the age of 31). Gómez’s films, made between 1962 and 1974, depict Afro-Cuban points of view, particularly those of women, youth, and other marginalized voices in the early years of the Cuban Revolution.

In celebration of Black History Month, The Cinematheque is partnering with the Vulnerable Media Lab and the Department of Latin American Studies at UBC to present an evening of newly restored films by Sara Gómez, including three short documentaries and her narrative feature One Way or Another. The evening will begin with an introduction by Arturo Victoriano and Crystal Webster, both faculty at UBC.


Sara Gómez shorts generously provided by Susan Lord, professor in the Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University, director of the Vulnerable Media Lab, and co-editor of the book The Cinema of Sara Gómez: Reframing Revolution (2021).

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List of Programmed Films

Date Film Title Director(s) Year Country
2024-Feb Sara Gómez Documentary Shorts
2024-Feb One Way or Another Sara Gómez 1977 Cuba