Transit Havana

Daniel Abma / Documentary / Completed / 90' & 50'
Roze Filmdagen, 2016 - Jury Award Best Documentary
Cinedoc Tbilisi, 2016 - Audience Award
Filmkunsttage Sachsen, 2016 - Best Feature Length Film
Mix CPH, 2016 - Lili Award for best documentary
Image+Nation, 2016 - Audience Award
Verzio Human Rights Film Festival Budapest, 2016 - Best Human Rights Film

In Havana, transsexuals Odette, Juani and Malú wait for genital surgery – performed by European top surgeons and organized by the president’s daughter, Mariela Castro. Castro is leading a sexual revolution combined with classic state socialism.

New possibilities face old problems: will Cuban trans people find happiness despite intolerance, poverty and prostitution?

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Partners

Broadcaster
BNN, VARA, RBB, ARTE
Co-producer
Kloos & Co, Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, RBB in association with ARTE
Financed by
Netherlands Film Fund, The German Federal Film Fund (FFA), DFFF, CoBO

Credits

Director
Daniel Abma
Screenplay
Alex Bakker
DOP
Johannes Praus
Editor
Jana Dugnus
Sound
Alexandra Praet

Festivals

A selection
Movies that Matter, 2016
DOK.fest Munich, 2016
International Film Festival Karlovy Vary, 2016
Mix CPH, 2016
This Human World, 2016
Docs Against Gravity, 2017
Queer Lisboa Film Festival, 2017
TLVFest, 2017
Transgender Film Festival Kiel, 2017
Vues d’en Face LGBT Film Festival, 2017

Awards / Nominations

A selection
Roze Filmdagen, 2016 - Jury Award Best Documentary
Cinedoc Tbilisi, 2016 - Audience Award
Filmkunsttage Sachsen, 2016 - Best Feature Length Film
Mix CPH, 2016 - Lili Award for best documentary
Image+Nation, 2016 - Audience Award
Verzio Human Rights Film Festival Budapest, 2016 - Best Human Rights Film

Trailer