Queen of Condoms
Cuba • 1h 16m
Directed by Silvana Ceschi • Documentary • With Jesús Jiménez Escobar, Daniel Jiménez Krause • 2008 • 76 minutes
This tells the incredible story of Monika Krause, a former East German citizen, who became Fidel Castro's Sexual Education Minister. After 20 years in Cuba, Krause set the Cuban sexual revolution in motion: in favor of a woman’s right to sexual fulfilment and legal abortion, and against exclusion of homosexuals, she acquired the title “Queen of Condoms”. A film about potent female agitators, staunch machos and Caribbean love lives.
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