THE OTHER FRANCISCO (EL OTRO FRANCISCO)
Based on the novel Francisco by Anselmo Suárez y Romero, The Other Francisco is a socio-economic analysis of slavery and class struggle through the retelling of the original novel. The film contrasts the romantic conceptions of plantation life found in Suárez Romero's novel with a realistic exposé of the actual historical conditions of slavery throughout the Americas. It offers a critical analysis of the novel, showing how the author's social background led to his use of particular dramatic structures to convey his liberal, humanitarian viewpoint.
Cuba, 1975, 97 min, Drama, Spanish with English subtitles, Sergio Giral, dir.
Part of Filmmaker in Residence Program.
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W. 120th St
New York, NY 10027
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