Ana María García

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Ana María García is a Cuban-Puerto Rican film director. She is best known for the short documentary La Operación (1982) a film which focuses on US-imposed sterilization policies in Puerto Rico.[1][2]

She produced the documentary Cocolos y Rockeros(1992) which documents the musical opinions of the youth in Puerto Rico. "Cocolos" refers to people who prefer salsa music to "rockeros," those who prefer rock music. The film blends humor and music to explore the ways in which young people understand issues of national identity. The music of Gilberto Santa Rosa, El Gran Combo, and REO Speedwagon are featured in the film.[3]


  1. ^ Michael T Martin New Latin American Cinema 1997 p239 "This focus on women may be partly explained (or not) by the maker's own feminist (or womanist) politics. ... La Operacion (1982) made by Cuban-Puerto Rican Ana Maria Garcia is probably the first high impact film made by a woman born ..."
  2. ^ Rethinking Third Cinema Anthony R. Guneratne, Wimal Dissanayake, Sumita S. Chakravarty - 2003 p53 "A discussion of Ana Maria Garcia's documentary La Operación, a film which focuses on US-imposed sterilization policies in Puerto Rico, for example, reveals the historical and theoretical aporias of such concepts as “the female body” when ..."
  3. ^ Quintero Rivera, Angel; García, Ana María (1992-01-01), Cocolos y rockeros (in Spanish), Pandora Filmes, OCLC 31394344, retrieved 2017-03-11