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Cuban Film on Transgender Rights "In the Wrong Body"
Date Saturday June 30
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
2969 Mission St. btwn 25th and 26th, SF (near 24th St. BART/#14, #49 MUNI)
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorANSWER Coalition
Emailanswer [at] answersf.org
Phone415-821-6545
The groundbreaking Cuban film “In the Wrong Body” (En El Cuerpo Equivocado) made its United States premiere last November. The 2010 documentary — by Cuban filmmaker Marilyn Solaya — chronicles the story of Mavi Susel, the first transgender woman to receive a sex reassignment operation in Cuba in 1988.

Mavi’s stigmatization as a youth, the pain of discrimination and abuse, is common for the transgender community. Cuba’s revolution has made enormous gains for the people, including free healthcare and education. Now, in recent years, Cuba is also carrying out a public campaign against homophobia, and for respect for LGBT diversity. In Cuba, sex-reassignment operations are free.

The film is a heartwarming and inspiring documentary and helps to enlighten viewers of the urgent need to oppose LGBT oppression and all forms of discrimination. (52 min., Spanish with English subtitles)

Watch the trailer.
http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2011/11/in_the_wrong_body_cuba.php

$5-10 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments provided.
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Added to the calendar on Sunday Jun 17th, 2012 9:40 AM
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