María Caridad Cumaná González
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Deterritorialised intimacies
The documentary legacy of Sara Gómez in three contemporary Cuban women filmmakers
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This chapter analyses three contemporary Cuban women filmmakers in whose work direct and indirect conversations with Sara Gomez are seen. Sandra Gómez, Susana Barriga, and Gloria Rolando work at the intersection of cultural citizenship, diaspora, revolutionary legacy and globalisation, and they do so through what is called 'deterritorialised intimacies'. These intimacies are afforded by their documentary practices of decolonised ethnography: a set of aesthetic and ethical documentary strategies that are expressive of historical and emotional geographies of belonging and non-belonging for the filmmaker, subject and audience. The chapter turns to Ariella Azoulay's work The Civil Contract of Photography in order to understand the publicity of contemporary documentary subjects in Cuba and how this intersects with the legacy of gendered citizenship practices. It considers a different formation of citizenship practice, one which builds a 'space of relations between the governed' a virtual territory of citizenship action, recognition, care and affection.

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Hispanic and Lusophone women filmmakers

Theory, practice and difference


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