At the tender age of 12, Roberto supported the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua and fought for education and social reforms. Roberto was to continue the political struggle, fighting alongside the communist Tupamaros in Uruguay. Thirty years later she struggles to live her life as a woman named Stephanía. Documentary filmmaker Aldo Garay has followed Stephanía for over 20 years. In The New Man he provides a personal and tender portrait of a woman who looks back on a tempestuous life in which violence, drugs, sex work and political commitment all found their place. The picture of society that emerges is as diverse as it is intimate.
Teddy Award, Best Documentary – Berlin Film Festival 2015
Giveaway: To be in the running for a double pass to The New Man, screening on Saturday 14 November at 5pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number and mailing address, and include ‘THE NEW MAN’ in the subject line.