Documentary film about Mavi Susel, the first person to undergo sex reassignment surgery in Cuba, and Q&A with the filmmaker, Marilyn Solaya.
Marilyn Solaya, well known in Cuba (and beyond) as a film actor, directed the 2010 documentary called "In the Wrong Body" about Mavi Susel, the first person to undergo sex reassignment surgery in Cuba (in 1988). The film focuses on Susel's experience of feeling trapped in the wrong body, first, and, then, post-transition, battlling sexism in Cuban society. The film provides a rare glimpse into the problems of gender inequality. Susel's story "goes beyond the 'complex and, above all, necessary' issue of transsexualism, to explore 'the construction of gender' and the prevalence of the traditional role of women in Cuba." See <http://www.ipsnews.net/2010/09/film-cuba-i-fought-for-this-but-not-just-to-be-a-housewife/>. Also see <http://www.cubaheadlines.com/2010/09/06/26449/cubas_first_gender_reassigned_transexual_battles_sexism.html>.
ALSO: Feminist Filmmaking Seminar
Seminar led by filmmakers Marilyn Solaya, Tracey Deer, and Liz Canner, and Mary Desjardins, associate professor of film and media studies at Dartmouth.
Friday, October 25, 2013
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Location: 1930s Room, Rockefeller Center
Sponsored by: Women's and Gender Studies Program
Intended audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Films, Lectures & Seminars
This seminar will be led by Marilyn Solaya, Tracey Deer, Liz Canner, and Mary Desjardins. Solaya's visit is sponsored by WGST and cosponsored by Film and Media Studies, History, Anthropology, LALACS, and LGBTQA+ and Ally Life at Dartmouth.
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.