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Documentary Achievement Award

Director Hugo Perez will be in attendance at the first In-Theater screening to participate in a post-screening Q&A.

For eight decades, Afro-Cuban music icon, Omara Portuondo, has been an unstoppable force - a single mother surviving racism, misogyny, revolution and now ageism. Transcending borders and the controversy for her affiliation with the Castro regime, Omara has used her music to connect with fans around the world and celebrate the soul of her beloved Cuba. As a woman of color, Omara expresses her life experiences in a way that has inspired generations of musicians and women.


Hugo Perez is an American filmmaker whose work often deals with his Cuban roots. He directed Neither Memory Nor Magic, and co-directed Once Upon A Time In Uganda (Grand Jury Award DOCNYC 2021) with Cathryne Czubek. His films have aired on HBO, Showtime, and PBS.

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  • Runtime
    76 minutes
  • Language
    English, Spanish
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Florida Premiere
  • Director
    Hugo Perez
  • Screenwriter
    Hugo Perez
  • Producer
    Dana Kuznetzkoff, Frida Torresblanco, Danelle Eliav, Ann Lewnes, Richard Blackstone
  • Cast
    Omara Portuondo
  • Cinematographer
    Gary Griffin, Matt Porwoll
  • Editor
    Rachel Shuman