El Otro Francisco (1975)

Genres - Drama, Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Propaganda Film  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Cuba  |  
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Synopsis by Brian Whitener

The Other Francisco was the first film in a trilogy of films made by Sergio Giral, a black Cuban, about the history of slavery in Cuba. The movie is built around a critique of 19th century abolitionist Anselmo Suarez y Romero's novel, Francisco. Giral takes Suarez y Romero's novel to task for its sentimental romanticization of the violent realities of everyday plantation life. While Giral deconstructs the narrative structures that underpin Suarez y Romero's humanistic philosophy, he cuts in segments of a historical exposé on the real conditions of slavery in Cuba.



cruelty, exploitation, freedom, oppression, slavery