In Havana, the transsexuals Odette, Juani and Malú wait for genital surgery, performed by European top surgeons and organized by the president's daughter, Mariela Castro. Castro is leading a sexual revolution combined with classic state socialism. New possibilities face old problems: will trans people in Cuba find happiness despite intolerance, poverty and prostitution?
Daniel Abma was born in 1978 in the Netherlands. He previously studied primary school education and worked as a youth worker in Berlin and Brandenburg. He studied film directing at the Konrad Wolf Film University Babelsberg, with a focus on documentaries. His film Beyond Wriezen was shown at IDFA and at numerous other festivals and won, among others, the prestigious Grimme Award in Germany. His follow up Hollanda Del Sol competed at DOKLeipzig, DOK.Fest Munich and in Krakow.
Selected: Beyond Wriezen (2012), Transit Havana (2016)