Artnet News provides a short introduction to the exhibition at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery that catalogues the extensive filmworks of Ana Mendieta:
Ana Mendieta was a performance artist and a sculptor, a photographer and a painter. She was a theorist and a feminist who used her body to connect with the universe. She was a 12-year-old girl who was sent to the US as part of an initiative to get children out of Castro-ruled Cuba. She remains the victim of a tragic and premature death.
What has often been forgotten in her story is that Mendieta was also the creator and director of more than 100 films. Some archived her ephemeral works, but others exist on their own.