Director: Virginia Fuentes | Countries of production: Cuba | Year: 2013 | Length: 19 min
Language: Spanish with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

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…

Thank you to our friends at CinemaAttic for curating this title for our Film Directory.

Best International Short Documentary Film & Audience Award for Best Short Documentary Film, ​Cinhomo International LGBT Film Festival, 2015

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