Stories Lived

Portrait of a Mechanic

Guillermo Gonzalez Dominguez is a native Cuban living out his dream in life of owning his own mechanic shop. A mechanic since childhood, Guillermo reflects on his father, his work ethic, and his love of work in his shop outside of Havana, Cuba.

Beloved by his neighbors and friends, Guillermo breaks the stereotype of the surly mechanic. He believes in hard work, making his own tools, and finding purpose in his life by fixing things.

We can learn from Guillermo’s simple outlook on life and the importance of hard work.

Guillermo’s passion for mechanics, passed down from his father, allows him to inspire others, live simply, and face life’s many problems.


About the Filmmaker
Submitted by Georgia Krause

Georgia Krause is a New York City based cinematographer and filmmaker originally from New Haven, CT. Georgia has worked on several documentaries in Cuba, independent productions in North Carolina, and has shot several music videos in her hometown of New Haven. She currently attends NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for Film and Television Production.

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1 comment

  1. This is a great story of passion Guillermo has for being a mechanic as well as the deep love he has for his father. This is a true story of the Cuban struggle as well as the Cuban innovation.