Black Women in "De Cierta Manera" Film Review by Master Researcher

Black Women in "De Cierta Manera"
A review of the film "De Cierta Manera", directed by Sara Gomez.
# 44258 | 821 words | 1 source | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Nov 11, 2003 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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This paper looks at the film directed by Sara Gomez, "De Cierta Manera", with special reference to the relationships of black females in an oppressive racist society. The paper shows how Gomez has made a conscious effort to understand the limitations that have been suffered by black women in Cuba. The paper posits that this film offers a new understanding of the need to revolutionize changes in gender relations in the post-revolution era.

From the Paper:

"De Cierta Manera is an ICAIC film, made in 1977 is like no other film for it depicts the universal language of life of a country that does not normally bring forth its life studies to the outside world.
"Directed by Sara Gomez De Cierta Manera is an expressive film that is mixed with many resources and techniques that allow the director to bring out her self in many ways. The film it self has three other titles beside the Spanish title these are One Way Or Another, In A Certain Way, In A Way .
"This is a film that combines documentary footage and acting footage with a major focus upon the developing relationship between a petit middle class teacher and a man who is raised in the slum housing area where this film is based. "Sara Gomez uses the approach on interpersonal relationships that occur between men and women yet also allows for the substrata to co exist between every aspect of the players in the film and the community where the machistas codes survive, guaposos, marginal, even racist, it is the subject of racism that is of particular interest for Gomez as she takes on a sensible look at the ideals."

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