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The Resource The double life of Ernesto Gomez Gomez, by Gary Weimberg and Catherine Ryan, (electronic resource)

The double life of Ernesto Gomez Gomez, by Gary Weimberg and Catherine Ryan, (electronic resource)

Label
The double life of Ernesto Gomez Gomez
Title
The double life of Ernesto Gomez Gomez
Statement of responsibility
by Gary Weimberg and Catherine Ryan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fifteen-year-old Ernesto Gomez finds his life squeezed between two identities, two families and three nations: the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico. This moving and informative documentary follows the teenage Ernesto as he goes on a journey of self-discovery, moving from Mexico to the USA to meet his Puerto Rican birth mother in prison and learn from her the truth about his heritage, his legacy and himself. Dylcia Pagan, a Puerto Rican patriot, was captured in 1980 in a van packed with bombs. She received a severe sentence of 55 years in jail for seditious conspiracy. Her baby boy was adopted by a loving, politically minded Mexican family and Ernesto grew up unaware of his past. When his origins were finally revealed, he decided to reconnect with his mother, imprisoned in San Francisco. The film documents his struggle for identity as he establishes a relationship with not only his mother but also her ideology. He asked the filmmakers to tell his story, as he navigates his conflicting emotions between longing for his family left in Mexico and sympathizing with his mother
Awards note
  • Award of Merit, Latin American Studies Association, 2000
  • Berlin International Film festival, 1999
  • Cine Latino, San Francisco, 2001
  • San Antonio Cine Fest, 1999
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weimberg, Gary
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ryan, Catherine
Runtime
54
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Jíbaro (Puerto Rican identity)
  • Puerto Rico
Target audience
general
Label
The double life of Ernesto Gomez Gomez, by Gary Weimberg and Catherine Ryan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1645990
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1645990/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (55 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210486
  • (OCoLC)747797670
Video recording format
other
Label
The double life of Ernesto Gomez Gomez, by Gary Weimberg and Catherine Ryan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1645990
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1645990/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (55 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210486
  • (OCoLC)747797670
Video recording format
other

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