Monterey Bay Premiere!
Dir. Dante Alencastre - Director attending
Thirteen-old trans activist Zoey Luna wants nothing more than to go to school, receive an education, and have fun with her friends in Downey, CA. Unfortunately, ignorance and intolerance have not always made it easy for her. With the help of her mother Ofelia, her older sister Leticia, and the ACLU, Zoey fights school officials for her right to self-identify in school. Even in the face of bullying and endless teasing from school officials and students, Zoey continues to live her life and tells her story in the hopes of helping others persevere in living their authentic lives. [54 min. English. All ages]
Opening Short: I Was Born in Mexico, But...
Dir. Corey Ohama - Director attending
Creative portrait of a young woman who thought she was American, but finds out as a teen that she is undocumented. Because she doesn’t want to appear on camera, found foot-age from American culture illuminates her voice as she struggles with her new identity and the reality of not being able to legally drive, work or reside in the U.S. [10 min. English. All ages]