Damas de Blanco

Directed by Ivana Milosević
Release date: 2008 / Documentary film
DirectorIvana Milosević
GenreDocumentary film
Release date2008
ProducerKarla Stojáková

One World IDFF

Documentary film about an unofficial social movement of Cuban women who are under strict surveillance of Castro’s regime. Those women are wives, mothers and sisters of political prisoners. Their husbands, fathers or bothers have been imprisoned for years because; they in this or that way expressed their doubt considering political leaders and system in Cuba. In most cases they signed petition for more freedom and multi-party system in Cuba or they wrote critical newspaper article etc. At the moment movement has some 60 active women members. The only common thing that they manage to do together is the Sunday mass. They do the protest walk after the mass and walk down the Avenue in Miramar (quarter of La Habana) all dressed in white with the pink flowers in their hands. Film depicts 12 the most important Damas: their dreams, their fight, their everyday life, their families and their political activities…