The Salt Mines & The Transformation

Monday, July 24, 2017

These astonishing depictions of trans life on the margins in 1990s NYC follow three homeless Latinx trans women living on the West Side Piers who must engage in sex work to support their drug addictions. But things get much darker when a Christian preacher forces one of the women to renounce her trans identity in exchange for treatment for HIV. The films are a favorite of our guest presenter Bianey Garcia, a prominent trans Latinx activist with Make The Road NY. Bianey writes, “When I saw these documentaries, it broke my heart to see how my trans sisters lived during that time. Nowadays, there are people like me who fight for a better life for our future generations!!”

Year: 1990/1995
Country: USA
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Rating: NR
Running Time: 105 minutes
Director: Susana Aikin, Carlos Aparicio

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