Diana Montero | Cuba | Documentary | 2014 | 15 min


Facing her husband´s authority, Leoneidi, a 12-year-old girl living in Sierra Maestra, Cuba, struggles to combine play with motherhood and her obligations as a wife.

El universo de Leoneidi, una niña de 12 años que se debate entre la maternidad, la infancia, y sus obligaciones como esposa.


Diana Montero (1986-2020) A graduate in Art History from the Faculty of Arts and Letters at the University of Havana, Diana Montero was a documentary director who graduated with the 23rd Generation from the International Film and Television School (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. She also studied at Concordia University in Montreal. She has produced and directed several documentary shorts, such as Miracle Worker (2014), ABC’s (2013), Just Like Cats (2013), and He Is You (2012). Her work has been screened in several film festivals and cultural institutions around the world. He Is You was part of the Sights and Sounds: Global Film and Video exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York. Miracle Worker was shown at the Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale University. Her documentary Abecé (ABC’s) has won several awards, including the UNICEF Award at the 56th Bilbao Film Festival “ZINEBI”; Best Documentary Film at the 34th VGIK International Student Festival, Moscow, 2014, and Best Documentary Short at the 2014 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.

Corto Circuito dedicates this festival to her, and her inimitable storytelling through film.