This year's festival includes shorts and full-length films from Latinos in the U.S. and Mexico, with filmmaker appeances. Here's one highlight:
Raising Zoey, USA
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.
Watsonville, CA: Oct. 5 - 8. Full lineup and details here.