One Way or Another (De cierta manera)

One Way or Another (De cierta manera)

Directed by Sara Gómez
(Cuba, 1977, in Spanish with English subtitles)
2K Digital Restoration

A landmark of Cuban and feminist cinema, One Way or Another charts the rocky romance between a teacher and a factory worker amid the interplay of race, gender, and class in Fidel Castro’s Cuba. Afro-Cuban filmmaker Sara Gómez’s radical blend of drama and documentary is the first feature directed by a Cuban woman. As a feminist, revolutionary, and Black woman, Gómez (1943–1974) offered the world a unique voice that was silenced by her death from an asthma attack while the film was in postproduction. Her colleague Tomás Gutiérrez Alea finished the movie, and it was released in 1977 but not in the United States.

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The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

One Way or Another (De cierta manera)

Directed by Sara Gómez
(Cuba, 1977, 78 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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