A Rebellion for Love

(Un amor en rebeldía)
Tania Claudia Castillo | Documentary

2019 | 14 minutes | Mexico

In the late 70's, Yan María Castro founded Mexico's first lesbian-feminist group. Despite discrimination, the group won its place in society.


In the late 1970s, Yan María Castro embarked on a pioneering endeavor by establishing the inaugural lesbian-feminist group in Mexico. Operating within an environment fraught with systemic discrimination and state repression, Yan María and her cohort embarked on a multifaceted campaign aimed at securing their rightful position within Mexican society.

This documentary chronicles the journey undertaken by Yan María and her compatriots as they navigated the complexities of activism in an era marked by social upheaval and resistance. Through archival footage and insightful interviews, the film explores the strategies for challenging prevailing norms.

With a keen academic lens, the film explores the socio-political context that informed Yan María's activism, at the intersections of gender, sexuality, and power. By shedding light on this pivotal moment in Mexico's LGBTQ+ history, the film offers insights into the dynamics of social change and collective mobilization.


"Castillo’s film is such an important contribution to the queer canon. It takes us to a time when being lesbian in Mexico meant persecution, self-loathing, and rejection...The film leaves me asking questions, wanting to know more, and feeling dissatisfied with the lack of documentation and representation of queer women’s lives in Mexico." - Jessica Wax-Edwards, Sounds and Colours


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Morelia International Film Festival - Best Short Film Coeur; Ambulante; ¡Viva! 28th Spanish & Latin American Festival

DIRECTOR: Tania Claudia Castillo


YEAR: 2019

GENRE: Documentary


COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: High School, College, Adult



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