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The Double Life of Ernesto Gomez Gomez

PBS Premiere: July 27, 1999


What happens to the parents, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters of those willing to sacrifice everything for their beliefs? Breaking ground stylistically, this film uniquely blends forms to tell the singular story of a son of Puerto Rican revolutionaries — his mother in prison, his father in exile — sent as a baby to Mexico to be raised in safety and anonymity. As a teenager Ernesto/Guillermo learns of his past and collaborates with filmmakers Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg to magically chronicle his turbulent journey of self-discovery, offering a striking account of the costs of fiercely held convictions and the binding force of a son's love.

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TAGS: children, discovery, identity, latinas, latinos, mexico, mothers, parenting, parents, personal journey, political, puerto rico, revolution, self, teens, youth

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Film Information

The Double Life of Ernesto Gomez Gomez (56 min.)

Premiere Date: July 27, 1999

Filmmakers: Catherine Ryan, Gary Weimberg Bio


Catherine Ryan
Catherine Ryan
Gary Weimberg
Gary Weimberg

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