During this session, the speaker will join the audience for the Spanish premiere of her documentary short Guillermina (Cuba, 2019. 17’) about a white boy’s memories of the black woman who raised him in early childhood.
Though intensely poignant and beautiful, the story makes no attempt to conceal the harsh reality behind this close relationship, asking why intimacy was not powerful enough to overcome prejudice. Guillermina had its world premiere at the New Orleans Film Festival.
Aída Esther Bueno Sarduy (Cuba) is a documentary film producer with a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology who has completed advanced studies on Race Relations and Black Culture. She is an expert on the cultures of the African diaspora and female leadership in the Xangô de Recife religion. She is currently researching cases of enslaved women who sued for freedom before the courts of Pernambuco, Brazil, in the late 19th century. Since 1999, she has taught in different departments at several American universities, including NYU, Middlebury College, BU, Hamilton College and Stanford.
Coordinated by: Association of Guatemalan Women (AMG)