Die Standing Up

General Information

Original Title
Morir de Pie
Author/Creator
Correa, Jacaranda, director.
Language
Spanish.
Subtitles
English
Published
Mexico, 2011.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (84 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
This is the inspiring story of Irina Layewska, a tireless fighter in the war for personal freedoms, who continues to work for progressive causes from her wheelchair despite a severe disability. But it’s also the love story of Irina and her partner Nelida, whom she married as a man. Irina was born into a male body; she grew up idolizing Che Guevara and spent much of her young life fighting in the Cuban solidarity movement. When her condition suddenly threatened her eyesight she became aware of an internal, emotional imbalance, and a need to explore her feminine side, and in the end made the choice to become a woman.

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Title Translation
Die Standing Up
Note
Verzio Film Festival Submission

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 3341---