The documentary Crossing Over looks at the lives of 3 transgender Mexican women as they seek political asylum in the United States to escape transphobia in their homeland.
Francis Murillo, Brenda Gonzalez and Abigail Madariaga fled Mexico and are now living in Los Angeles to escape the stigma, discrimination and persecution associated with being transgender in the highly Catholic nation.
“There were various abuses,” Gonzalez says in the film. “They would tie me from my hands and feet to rape me, to abuse me.”
This looks amazing. These women are brave Latinas exposing a different side of immigration, one that is usually ignored by many. Crossing Over is not set to be released until January 2013, but you can read more about the film here.