Southwest of Salem

SouthwestOfSalem

October 18, 2017  •  6:30PM

After being wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two little girls during the Satanic Panic witchhunt era of the 80s and 90s, four Latina lesbians fight against mythology, homophobia, and prosecutorial fervor in their struggle for exoneration in this riveting ‘True Crime’ tale. As lesbian low income women of color, these women hold intersecting identities that make them the most vulnerable to incarceration and juror bias. This under- reported injustice is actually widespread: Latina women represent one of the fastest growing populations heading into prison. Southwest of Salem won a Peabody award, the Critics Choice Award for ‘Best First Feature’, and the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary, among many other distinctions.

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