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Women Take The Reel Film Festival Screening: "Southwest of Salem"

  • MIT Campus Building 6, Room 120 (map)

Southwest of Salem

Directed by Deborah S. Esquenazi

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. 

Using the women’s home video footage from 21 years ago combined with recent verité footage and interviews, the film explores their personal narratives and their search for exculpatory evidence to help their losing criminal trials. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Tufts LGBT Center.