As part of the 21st Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, on February 4th Pro Arts will host DocDay Oakland – a full day screening program, including the U.S. Premiere of Daniel Abma’s Transit Havana at 5:00 p.m.

TRANSIT HAVANA @ 5:00 p.m.

U.S. Premiere

Director: Daniel Abma

World Sales: Rise and Shine World Sales

86 mins. Germany, Netherlands, Cuba

(2016). BD. Spanish, Dutch, English

w/ English subtitles.

About Transit HavanaOnce a year, two plastic surgeons from Holland and Belgium fly to Havana to perform surgery on five Cuban transgender persons. The surgeons are invited by Mariela Castro, daughter of the President and head of the new state program for transgender care. Castro organizes this as a modern completion of the socialist revolution of 1959 because, in her words, it is all about emancipation and self-realization. “Homophobia no, socialismo si!” is the official slogan. The state helps transgender people with therapy, hormones, surgery and a new identity. Is Cuba changing into a safe haven for trans people? For more than one year, filmmakers Daniel Abma and Alex Bakker follow the three main characters Odette, Juani and Malú and show how they deal with the reality of being transgender in Cuba.

Advanced Tickets: or 30 minutes before each screening at Pro Arts, day of show tickets, if available. Cash only. Seating is limited at Pro Arts. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly encouraged, in order to secure your seat. To purchase click HERE.

Please check the specifics of the Day Pass:
A very limited number of day passes are available to grant admission to the four documentary films at DocDay Oakland at Pro Arts Gallery on Saturday, February 4, 2017 along with special benefits:
– 10% off Pro Arts membership
– Seats in the first five rows
– 1 free drink
To purchase Day Pass click HERE.

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Venue: Pro Arts Gallery 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (ground floor gallery), Oakland, CA 94612.

*Street parking available. Paid lots nearby. • BART 12th Street Oakland City Center Station Exit via Frank H. Ogawa Plaza