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Join us for our 2017 Fundraiser Launch

Featuring a screening of Transit Havana

 

March 2 at The Tranzac Club
292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto
7:00pm – doors
7:30pm – screening & discussion
pwyc – $5- $25 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds!

Advance tickets available here.

TRANSIT HAVANA – A screening and fundraiser
Dir. Daniel Abma | 86 min | 2016
In Spanish with English subtitles
Tickets: http://store.torontoqueerfilmfest.com/

Co-Presented with CaribbeanTales International Film Festival and Pleasure Dome

TQFF begins the 2017 season with this special screening of TRANSIT HAVANA, an event that will launch our crowdfunding campaign for the festival June 14-17. As a new festival, we are wholly reliant on community support to make the festival happen as well as ensure its accessibility to all: from our pay-what-you-can/no one turned away for lack of funds ticket structure, to ensuring that all of our screenings have closed-captioning and ASL interpreters. In addition, TQFF will be co-hosting (with CaribbeanTales) a free DIY filmmaking workshop for queer and trans people of color in the coming months, and with your help we hope to expand on such educational offerings throughout the year. Please contact us or join our newsletter if you can commit to donating in the first 24 hours of the crowdfunding launch (this is crucial to the success of the campaign), or if you are willing to donate your time and/or expertise to help the campaign: info@torontoqueerfilmfest.com or https://torontoqueerfilmfest.com/newsletter/

 

ABOUT THE FILM
In Havana, transsexuals Odette, Juani and Malú wait for years for surgical transitions performed by European surgeons and organized by the president’s daughter, Mariela Castro. Transit Havana follows their struggles with poverty and lack of access to trans health technologies due to the decades-long US embargo against Cuba. A stunning portrait of queer and trans liberation struggles in a socialist country, Transit Havana explores issues such as the Castro regime’s history of queer and trans phobia and violence, labor issues (from sex work to discrimination in offices), queer and trans rural living, and more.

FILMMAKER BIO
After finishing his studies at the PABO (Teachers College) in Assen and during the start of his studies Cultural Sciences (VU Amsterdam and Humboldt Universität Berlin), Daniel Abma (1978) worked for some years as youth worker in villages surrounding Berlin. From 2008 to 2015 he studied Direction at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF in Potsdam. ‘Transit Havana’ is his second long feature documentary.

 

LOCATION & INFO
March 2 at The Tranzac Club
292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto
7:00pm – doors
7:30pm – screening & discussion
pwyc – $5- $25 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds!

Advance tickets available here: http://store.torontoqueerfilmfest.com/

Tickets are pay what you can and are availalble in advance from $0-$25 in the online store. There is also a donation field if you are able to contribute more to support the fest. We will reserve some tickets for sale at the door. Capacity is limited, so get your tickets today!

 

ACCESSIBILITY
The Tranzac Club’s main hall (where our event is taking place) and washrooms are all on the main floor and are wheelchair accessible. The entire film is subtitled in English.

Please contact us directly if you have any concerns, questions, or to let us know ways we can help make this event accessible for you.