My Name is Gennet

(Mi Nombre es Gennet)
Miguel Ángel Tobías | Drama, Fiction

2019 | 90 minutes | Spain

Based on a true story, this poignant and inspirational film follows the life of Gennet Corcuer, from her childhood in extreme poverty in Ethiopia to her achievement as the first Deaf-blind woman to obtain a university degree in Europe.


Based on a true story, this poignant and inspirational film follows the life of Gennet Corcuera, from her childhood in extreme poverty in Ethiopia to her achievement as the first Deaf-blind woman to obtain a university degree in Europe.

Carmen Corcuera traveled to Ethiopia often, where her daughter worked as a diplomat and her son-in-law was the Spanish ambassador. During her visits, Carmen spent most of her time in the Madre Teresa de Calcutta orphanage in Addis Ababa. There, she met Gennet, a 7-year-old girl who became deaf-blind due to an infection. They formed a strong bond and Carmen decided to adopt Gennet and take her to Madrid. Corcuera helped Gennet to fight for her autonomy and succeed in her studies. In the university entrance exams, Gennet obtained a score high enough to continue with her university studies in Special Education. Upon graduating, she became the first deaf-blind woman from birth to achieve a university degree in Europe. The film gathers her special memories, marked by her difficult process of integration and learning in a world where there was no place for people like her.

Gennet is currently 37 years old and works in the only residence in Spain specialized in the care and education of deaf-blind people in Seville. She has become a point of reference for deaf-blind people from birth all over the world, such as the American Helen Keller and the French Marie Heurtin.

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"A true example of perseverance." — Spanish Federation of Associations of Deafblind People

"A story that will inspire many people." — Mundo Diario

"A model of improvement, struggle and determination which shows the daily life barriers that any deafblind person has to face and how to deal with them successfully." — Spanish Federation of Associations of Deafblind People

"It highlights the solidarity, the eagerness to overcome, and the ability of its protagonist, Gennet Corcuera." — Sevilla Solidaria

"Beautiful story of overcoming and integration." — Nuria Chinchilla, Values and Human Ecology

Main credits

Ángel Tobías, Miguel (film director)
Ángel Tobías, Miguel (film producer)
Ángel Tobías, Miguel (screenwriter)
Ángel Tobías, Miguel (actor)
Molina, Ángela (actor)
Corcuera, Gennet (actor)
Díaz-Aroca, Miriam (actor)
Quintanilla, Javier (screenwriter)
Ander Santamaría, Jon (screenwriter)

Other credits

Cinematography, Javier Quintanilla; editor, Ricardo Trigo; music, Nicolás Fernández.

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Málaga Film Festival
Panama International Film Festival
Week of Inclusive Cinema and Disability
Zaragoza Film Festival
L'Alfàs del Pi Film Festival

DIRECTOR: Miguel Ángel Tobías


YEAR: 2019

GENRE: Drama, Fiction


COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: High School, College, Adults



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