In 1998, the San Antonio Four, a group of Latina lesbians, were sent to prison after being found guilty of sexually assaulting two young girls. Director Deborah Esquenazi shows how the intersection of homophobia, racism, and class-bias contributed to their conviction, and how these four women successfully took on our flawed justice system, reclaiming their innocence.
Date: Saturday, February 11, 6PM
Location: Glicker-Milstein Theatre, Diana Center LL200
Q&A session to follow screening with producer Sam Tabet
Sam Tabet is a creative producer and cinematographer who is committed to stories that expose structural oppression and ignite change. Most recently, Sam produced Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four (Tribeca, Sheffield, HotDocs, Frameline & OutFest Winner for best documentary 2016). From 2010-2014 Sam worked as the Program Associate at Chicken & Egg Pictures, an organization which supports women non-fiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. During this time Sam was also the assistant producer for award-winning feature documentary Call Me Kuchu (Berlin Film Festival, HotDocs 2012) and produced SIGNIFIED, a multi-media archive of LGBTQ testimony and documentary series featuring the work of queer artists and activists. Sam also executive produced the narrative short Forever, Ally (Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2015, BRIC FLIX). They previously worked and volunteered at NewFest and American Documentary, POV, and holds a B.A. from Connecticut College in Film and Gender studies. Sam is a founder of the Queer Producers Collective.