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THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND
October 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Directed by Flavio Alves | USA | 88 MIN
THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND traces the relationship between Tina, a young Mexican trans woman, and Eliana, her grandmother, as they navigate Tina’s transition and struggle to build a life for themselves as undocumented immigrants in New York City.
As Tina begins the process of transitioning, Eliana struggles to understand Tina and fears that their life together in America is no longer what they bargained for. Tina finds camaraderie in a small but mighty transgender advocacy group, but soon, Tina finds herself having to fight for the life that she’s meant to live—facing violent threats, seemingly insurmountable medical costs, questions about her legal immigration status, and increasing skepticism from the man she loves.
She begins to lose all hope but has unknowingly become the only hope for a shy young man who has been watching her closely from afar.
“…raw, challenging, and unforgettable.” – Kristy Puchko, ROGER EBERT
Boston LGBT Film Festival – Won, Audience Choice, Best Narrative Feature / North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Won, Jury Award, Best Drama Feature / Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival – Won, Audience Award, Best Feature Narrative
The film will be followed by a meetup hosted by Trans Spectrum of Arizona.