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The Double Life of Ernesto Gomez Gomez
POV Season 12
Feature Film | 07/27/1999 | 60 Mins

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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Film Credits —

  • Gary Weimberg Gary Weimberg
  • Catherine Ryan Catherine Ryan