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Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for the Miami premiere of the film Vestido de Novia, followed by a conversation with the filmmakers at the Coral Gables Museum (across from Coral Gables Art Cinema).

Set in Havana in 1994, the film explores transgender culture in Cuba. Rosa Elena - a 40-year-old assistant nurse, caretaker for her sick father and recently married to Ernesto, the chief engineer of a construction brigade - is unhappy with the life she is living and returns to sing in the all-male choir where she worked before meeting her husband. As a secret of the past reveals itself, both Rosa Elena and Ernesto are exposed to the structural violence of the hegemonic patriarchal context in which they live.

Marilyn Solaya is an actress, documentarían and director of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC). She is a member of the Network of Artists UNETE for Non-Violence against Women and author of documentaries including Mírame mi amor, En el cuerpo equivocado and the fiction feature Vestido de Novia, recognized in both national and international film festivals since its release in December 2014.

Lisandra Chaveco Valdés is a journalist, member of the Ibero-American and African Network of Masculinities (RIAM), reporter for Revista Mujeres of Editorial de la Mujer and collaborator with the United Nations System in Cuba.

Jesús E. Muñoz Machín is a journalist, member of the Ibero-American and African Network of Masculinities (RIAM) and consultant on gender issues for the United Nations Development Program in Cuba.



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Spring 4-8-2017


Latin American Studies

Vestido de Novia Film Screening and Conversation with the Filmmakers



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