Transit Havana

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Nov 11, 20:00
English & Hungarian Subtitles
Toldi
Nov 13, 16:00
English & Hungarian Subtitles
International Panorama
Daniel Abma
2016
Germany
The Netherlands
Cuba
86min
Spanish
Dutch
Best Documentary at Roze Filmdagen, Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival, 2016.

Once a year, two plastic surgeons from Holland and Belgium fly to Havana to perform surgery on five Cuban transgender individuals. The surgeons are invited by Mariela Castro, daughter of the president and head of the new state program for transgender care. Castro organizes this as a modern completion of the socialist revolution of 1959 because, in her words, it is all about emancipation and self-realization. 'Homophobia no, socialismo si!' is the official slogan. The state helps transgender people with therapy, hormones, surgery and a new identity. Is Cuba changing into a safe haven for trans people? For more than one year, Daniel Abma and Alex Bakker follow the three main characters Odette, Juani, and Malú and show how they deal with the reality of being transgender in Cuba. 

Producer: 
Iris Lammertsma, Stefan Kloos, Boudewijn Koole
Editor: 
Jana Dugnus, BFS
Camera: 
Johannes Praus
Sound: 
Alexandra Praet
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