Director: Marilyn Solaya
2010 | Cuba | Documentary | Spanish w/English subtitles
Running Time: 55 mins
Ticketing Note: at the door, on the night. Printed guide says film is playing Fri 10/18. This is incorrect. It is playing Sat, 10/19.
Sponsor: Americas Media Initiative
Q&A with filmmaker
Note: In the printed festival guide the screening is listed for Friday. Oct 18. This is incorrect. The film plays Saturday, oct 19.
The story of Mavi Susel, who underwent the first gender reassignment operation in Cuba in 1988. In the Wrong Body explores such timely issues as the meaning of femininity in the macho and patriarchal society in Cuba where many stereotypes and prejudices still exist. Mariela Castro, Director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX) was a primary consultant on the film.