Saturday, October 5, 5:00pm; UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex
Director: Flavio Alves | USA | 2019 | 88 minutes | English and Spanish
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 to transition, Eliana struggles to understand Tina and fears their life in America is not what they planned. Tina finds camaraderie in a small transgender advocate group, but soon finds herself fighting for the life she’s meant to live—facing violent threats, increasing medical costs, questions about her legal immigration status, and skepticism from the man she loves. She begins to lose hope but has unknowingly become the only hope for a shy young man who has been watching her closely from afar.
Q & A with Carlie Guevara, Kristen Lovell and Tamera Williams, moderated by Kerry Michelle O’Brien