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Out Of The Shadows

Directed by Rafael Samanez

Joselyn, a Mexican transgender immigrant woman, crosses the Mexico/U.S. border to flee increasingly dangerous conditions in her hometown. She attempts to adjust to her new home in Queens, New York, but finds similar oppressive conditions in the U.S. After falling into a depression following the murder of her best friend, Joselyn finds a community of transgender women and together they fight to lift themselves out of poverty by attempting to open the first trans owned cooperative salon in the United States.

Plays in

Short Documentary Program I

Followed by a Q&A with¬†Barbara Vasconez  

Dates & Times



Sat, Sep 19
6:00 pm