Insumisas / Defiant Souls

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Thu, Mar 12 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$9.00
Members:$7.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$6.00
Film Info
Original Title:Insumisas / Defiant Souls
Program:Cuban Film Festival
Tags:Drama
Release Year:2018
Runtime:94 min
Country/Region:Cuba
Switzerland
Language:Spanish
Website:Official Website
Print Source:BOHEMIAN FILMS
André Martin
Frontenex 54 1211 Genève 6
tél + 41 792140034 amartin@bohemianfilms.ch www.bohemianfilms.ch
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVmc2yGuDVk
Cast/Crew
Director:Fernando Perez
Laura Cazador
Producer:Andre Martin
Co-Producer:Danilo Leon Alonso - Françoise Mayor (RTS) - Vera Vera Michalski Hoffmann
Danilo Leon Alonso - Françoise Mayor (RTS)
Cinematographer:Raul Perez Ureta
Screenwriter:Fernando Perez
Laura Cazador
Editor:Rodolfo Barros
Composer:Philippe Héritier
Principal Cast:Sylvie Testud
Yeni Soria
Antonio Buil
Hector Noas
Giselle Gonzalez
Mario Guerra

Description

“Insumisa”, the new cinematographic proposal of Fernando Pérez, in collaboration with the Swiss filmmaker Laura Hunter is based on real events, tells the story of Enriqueta Faber, a Swiss woman who arrived in Baracoa and became the first to practice medicine in Cuba dressed as a man. This career was forbidden for women at that time and Enriqueta adopted a male identity to study and exercise it, and even got married to the young Cuban peasant Juana de León, which led to a scandalous trial three years later, when she was discovered.

The National Film Prize was captivated by the story of Enriqueta, for being a woman ahead of her time and who was a pioneer in defending the position of women and their rights in the nineteenth century. In addition, he considers that the film portrays the “right to individual freedom over norms and legal and social obligations”

Minnesota Cuba Committee - www.minnesotacubacommitee.org