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This feature film will also be available to view on Leeds Film Player from 12 to 17 November.

The screenings will include subtitles for the D/deaf and people experiencing hearing loss.

In this poetic documentary, filmmaker Daniela Muñoz Barroso sets out to discover the identity of the renowned Cuban musician Gladys Esther Linaresa, known as Mafifa, a bell player with La Conga de Los Hoyos in Santiago de Cuba. Barroso, who has progressive bilateral hearing loss, makes a journey of self-discovery as she searches for the enigmatic Mafifa. Through interviews with those who knew Mafifa, expressive hand-held camera work, and creative sound design that aligns us with Barroso’s aural experience, the film creates a lyrical evocation of a musical life.

Screening as part of Disability Futures, presented by LIFF 2022 and the University of Leeds, with funding from the Wellcome Trust. Disability Futures is also presented in partnership with injury and litigation specialist law firm Stewarts.