The author Reinaldo Arenas was born in Cuba in 1947.
In the 70ths he was persecuted and imprisoned because of his homosexuality.
1980 he absconded via the harbour of Mariel to the United States of America.
Famous in foreign countries, prohibited in his homeland,
diseased with Aids; he committed suicide in 1990.
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Excerpts in the cocumentary from the following texts by Reinaldo Arenas:
„El Mundo Alucinante“
„Leprosorio I, El Central“ & „Leprosorio III, Exodo“
„Before night falls“