Raising Zoe presents a year in the life of trans Latina teenager, Zoey Luna, as she struggles for acceptance at her middle school and faces the challenges of being a teenager in a conservative heteronormative world.

Film Screening + Q&A
Presented in partnership with Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez
with support from the Department of Cultural Affairs

Saturday, June 23
Pacoima City Hall


Trailer Edited by Mario J. Novoa

Dante Alencastre is an award winning documentary filmmaker and activist. He is renowned in the LGBTQ community for his insightful and intimate documentation of trans lives as well as in his native country, Peru, through films such as En El Fuego (2007) and El Fuego Dentro (2012). Most recently, he is known for his award winning documentary on the life of nationally recognized trans Latina activist, Bamby Salcedo, Transvisible: Bamby Salcedo’s Story (2013), which has garnered numerous praise and a large national attention not only for the vitality and charisma of Ms. Salcedo but also for the intersectionalities documented in its narrative: trans, Latina, HIV+, immigration, addiction, youth, leadership and family acceptance.

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