BIFF 2020
Checkpoints - Competition

Transit Havana

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Transit Havana
Cuba / Nederland / Tyskland/ 2016/ 1 t. 26 min.
LANGUAGE:
spansk/nederlandsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Daniel Abma, Alex Bakker, Johannes Praus, Jana Dugnus
DIRECTOR:
Daniel Abma
WRITER:
Alex Bakker
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Johannes Praus
PRODUCER:
Stefan Kloos, Iris Lammertsma
New heroes of the Cuban Revolution

Cubans know Mariela Castro – daughter of Raúl and Fidel's niece – as a champion of gay rights. Under her guidance the state recently started a treatment programme for transgendered people wherein all medical expenses are reimbursed, which is remarkable for a country with a history of rigid gender roles. In this frank and charming documentary, Daniel Abma asks wether or not the LGBTQ movement is succeeding in what capitalism never managed – namely to give the citizens of Cuba greater personal freedom.

 

Daniel Abma

Daniel Abma (Netherlands, 1978) Filmography: BEYOND WRIEZEN (2012)

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