Leoneidi is a 12-year-old girl with a baby living in Sierra Maestra, Cuba, where the incidence of child pregnancy is high. Forced to abandon school, and verbally abused by her baby’s father, she struggles with her childish urges to play, the demands of motherhood and the obligations of family life. This film is presented in association with Muestra Joven ICAIC and the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema.
(15mins) | Cuba
Spanish, with English subtitles
Born in Cuba in 1986, Diana Montero is a graduate in Art History from the University of Havana, and a graduate from the International Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV). She has directed three shorts: He is You (2012), ABCs (2013) and Just Like the Cats (2013). She is in post-production on a medium-length documentary, At the Same Place.