Oberlin College and Conservatory

Crossing Over Documentary Screening

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 4:30pm

Wilder Hall, 208
135 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Each year, thousands of Mexican nationals immigrate to Los Angeles in search of better opportunities and a safe, sustainable way of living. They work in the shadows, undocumented, hoping that their efforts will pay off and that they will become citizens. For the transgender individuals among them, the shadows are even more difficult to overcome. Faced with discrimination and the challenges of being undocumented, many transgender immigrants turn to the sex industry, often falling prey to its many dangers, including drug addiction, sexual violence, and HIV, simply to survive.

Crossing Over: Stories of Immigration and Identity interweaves the stories of three such transgender Latina immigrants, who came to the United States from Mexico in search of a better life.

More info: http://crossingoverdocumentary.com/ 

Event Type

Films & Screenings

Departments

Administrative, Multicultural Resource Center

Contact Person

Lydia Smith

Contact E-mail Address

mrc@oberlin.edu

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