Three Cuban trans­gen­ders in a paradox-ridden country. While the state annu­ally spon­sors five sex reas­sign­ment surg­eries, they still contend with old prob­lems like sexism, poverty and prostitution.
Is Cuba turning into a paradise for trans­gen­ders? Once a year, a Dutch and a Flemish plastic surgeon fly to Havana to operate on five Cuban trans­gen­ders. Mariela Castro, the president’s daughter, launched a public programme for trans­gender care as an addi­tion to the revo­lu­tion of 1959. Mean­while, the trans­gen­ders Odette, Juani and Malú may be the new heroes’, but they are still contending with old prob­lems, like discrim­i­na­tion, sexism, poverty and pros­ti­tu­tion. The para­doxes of an island that is in tran­si­tion itself.

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Title: Transit Havana
Year: 2016
Duration : 1 hour, 28 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2016

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