MAMIS:

a family portrait

DOCUMENTARY FILM (19 min.)

FUNDER: ONE WORLD MEDIA

PRODUCER: Irdres García 

DIRECTOR: Virginia Fuentes

DOP: Victor Dennis González

SOUND: Sheyla Pool

EDITING: Virginia Fuentes 

Teaser

Sinopsis

Screenings

Being gay in Cuba has never been easy. While things have changed
considerably on the island, homosexuality is still taboo. For women, it
is even more difficult: they have to face the double standard of being
women and gay in a society with a very high level of “machismo”. It is
even more complicated being a lesbian mother.
Lesbians in Cuba do not have access to adoption or IVF techniques –
but as MAMIS uncovers, in Cuba, there is often a way...
MAMIS is the story of Violeta, Isabel, Tamara, and Yoana - lesbian
Cuban women who cut their own path despite the prejudices of
Cuban society. It is a story about families that are tired of being
treated as second-class citizens.

“WHEN YOU HAVE CHILDREN, YOU WANT THEM TO FLY FREE JUST LIKE I DID: NO ONE IS GOING TO LIVE MY LIFE BUT ME. I WILL KEEP BEING WHO I AM WITHOUT BOTHERING ANYBODY ELSE. I WILL LET EVERYBODY LIVE THEIR LIFE HAPPILY, BUT NOTHING CAN CHANGE ME"

Violeta Cardoso

2015

​Cinhomo International LGBT Film Festival

Best International Short Documentary Film

Audience Award for Best Short Documentary Film

 

2014

XIX LesGaiCineMad, MAdrid International LGBT Film Festival

Best International Short Documentary Film

XIV Catalunya International LGBT Film Festival 

Best International Short Documentary Film

VI Unseen Film Festival “Film Sozialak”

Special Mention

Awards

2015

Can(Be)Gay Intrnational Film Festival of Tenerife, Spain.

Pink Apple International Film Festival of Zurich. 

FrameLine 39, San Franciso, LA

Side by Side

Sardinia Queer Short Film Festival.

Uno Sguardo Normale Festival

Puerto Rico Queer Film Festival

The Florence Queer Festival

Gender Bender Festival

Daroca Prison Film Fest

19th QUEERSICHTSwitzerland

13th Festival de Cine LGBT del Ecuador EL LUGAR SIN LIMITES

Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival

II Festival Internacional de Cine Lésbico en Guatemala

33rd edition of Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

Fresno Reel Pride Gay and Lesbian Film Festival,

11º Festival Internacional Internacional de Cine Lesbigaytrans de Asunción, Paraguay

Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

 

2014

BFI London Flare Film Festival, London, UK

London Let´s All Be Free Film Festival, London

Bristol Pride Festival, Bristol, UK

Leeds International LGBT Film Festival, Leeds, UK

Gaze Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland

Helsinki International Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland

45th Edition of the Montreal Student Film Festival

Pensacola LGBT Film Festival. Oficial Selection

Closing Conference Beyond Your World. LokaalMondiaal. Utrecht, Dutchland. Shortlisted

 

 

 

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