Humanities Institute

Controversy & Conversation Film Screening: "Southwest of Salem"

Thu, February 2, 2017 | APL Terrazas Branch, 1105 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX

6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Southwest of Salem
Southwest of Salem

Southwest of Salem excavates the nightmarish persecution of four Latina lesbians wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two little girls. The film also unravels the sinister interplay of mythology, homophobia, and prosecutorial fervor which led to this modern day witch hunt. Director Deborah S. Esquenazi will be present for the screening.

Join us for a reception at 6:30pm. The screening will begin at 7pm, to be followed by a brief conversation.

Click here to watch the trailer!

Visit our blog to read related posts on the documentary and on false imprisonment in Texas

Controversy & Conversation is a collaboration between the Difficult Dialogues Program and the Austin Public Library.

Please join us for these upcoming film screening, on the first Thursday of every month.  All screenings are free and opent to the public.

Sponsored by: Humanities Institute through the Kidd Centennial Lectureship, Austin Public Library

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