On Sunday we hosted the Kickstarter launch party and movie screening for the upcoming documentary about the San Antonio Four, Southwest of Salem: The Story of The San Antonio Four.
For the past 18 months, director Deborah S. Esquenazi and crew have been filming a documentary about four Latina lesbians who were convicted of sexual assault in the mid-90’s. They were all sentenced to either 15 or 37 years and have been in jail for 14 years. Attorneys from the Innocence Project of Texas as well as advocates from the National Center for Reason and Justice have been fighting for their exoneration and much progress is being made.
The event featured a work-in-progress movie screening, a keynote address by Jordan Smith from the Austin Chronicle, music, snacks, FREE BEER!, and a panel discussion with cast and crew.
A teaser trailer can now be viewed below. For more information on the film, visit the official website here.