category The Politics of Sex (LGBTQ)


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Tranzit Havana

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23 March, 18:00, Cinemateca Eforie

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorului Daniel Abma

24 March, 21:00, ARCUB

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorului Daniel Abma


Odette, Juani, and Malú await their turn for gender reassignment surgery, performed once a year by surgeons brought from Holland and Belgium by Mariela Castro, who militates for sexual education and the rights of sexual minorities and is the niece of Fidel Castro. Indeed, Cuba, known to outsiders primarily as an oppressive regime, offers its citizens not only free health care, but also therapy, hormone treatments, and plastic surgery for transgender individuals. Oppression does not come from the state here. Rather, it works through social forces that are constant everywhere, even in countries apparently devoted to egalitarianism: the church, the fear of novelty, plain discrimination, and poverty. 

awards and festivals

2017: Queer Lisboa IFF

2017: Human Rights FF Valencia – Special Mention

2016: Karlovy Vary IFF

2016: Verzio Human Rights FF – Best Human Rights Film Award

2016: MIX Copenhagen LGBTQ FF – Lili Award for Best Documentary