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Title Forbidden : undocumented and queer in rural America / a film by Tiffany Rhynard
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Sisters Unite Productions & Pony Pictures, 2016
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2017


Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (83 min.)
Summary This film is about an inspiring young man whose story is exceptional, although not unique. When Moises Serrano was just a baby, his parents risked everything to flee Mexico in search of the American dream. Forbidden to live and love as an undocumented gay man in the country he calls home, Serrano saw only one option: to fight for justice. Serrano is like the thousands of other young people growing up in the United States with steadfast dreams but all the cards stacked against them. The film chronicles Serrano's work as an activist traveling across his home state of North Carolina as a voice for his community, all while trying to forge a path for his own future. In the fall of 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump is preaching damaging rhetoric towards immigrants and in North Carolina progress is unraveling as discriminatory laws continue to oppress the LGBTQ community. FORBIDDEN humanizes the issues and demonstrates how a loving family has the power to defeat prejudice. This is a story about love conquering hate
Analysis Documentary-style films
Gay and lesbian studies
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by Sisters Unite Productions & Pony Pictures in 2016
Notes In English, with some Spanish dialogue
SUBJECT Serrano, Moises
Subject Citizenship -- United States
Amnesty -- Government policy -- United States
Sexual minorities -- Identity.
Gay activists -- United States
Hispanic American sexual minorities -- Political activity -- United States
Race relations.
Sexual minorities -- Identity.
Gay activists.
Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Amnesty -- Government policy.
Race relations.
SUBJECT United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy
Subject United States.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Documentary films.
Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées auditives.
Films autres que de fiction.
Form Streaming video
Author Rhynard, Tiffany, film director, film producer.
Mathews, Heather, film producer, editor
Serrano, Moises, on-screen participant
Hess, Dave Merson, composer
Sisters Unite Productions & Pony Pictures (Firm),
Kanopy (Firm)