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)
$5 Donation at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds. The movie will be shown with projector and screen. Air conditioning!