Dunoon Burgh Hall

Queens of the Revolution

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Event information

Date: Sun, 1 May 2022

Time: 2.00pm

Cost: £5.00

Type: Film

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Havana Glasgow Film Festival in partnership with Dunoon Film Festival presents “Queens of the Revolution”.

Queens of the Revolution is a portrait of Mejunje, a cultural centre in Santa Clara that paved the road for LGBTQ+ rights in Cuba.  The film highlights the bravery of the people who have fought for their lives and identities for decades.  Meandering through the streets of Santa Clara, into the homes of drag performers and on to the stage, the film tells the story of Mejunje through a chorus of voices.  This community was violently persecuted but instead of fleeing, they chose to stay and fight for change in the country they love.

Director: Rebecca Heidenberg, USA / Cuba 2018, 1 hour 20 mins, Spanish with English subtitles, Documentary, PG

Havana Glasgow Film Festival (HGFF), born in 2014, showcases Cuban cinema and culture within Havana’s twin city of Glasgow, Scotland.  The festival celebrates local identities and cultures, highlighting the similarities between Havana and Glasgow and the thriving artistic talent that exists within both cities.