breakthrough beat: Breakthrough at Queens’ only Queer Film Series

From right Nikki Marron, Ishita Srivastava

From right Nikki Marron, Ishita Srivastava

Yesterday, Breakthrough came out for Queens’ only Queer Film Series – CINEMAROSA. Held at the Queens Museum, the event worked to highlight LGBT filmmakers’ work and work that touches on those issues.

They screened Breakthrough’s film, “Esmeralda: A Transgender Detainee Speaks Out. In the film, we sat down with Esmeralda, a transgender asylum seeker from Mexico, who faced horrific circumstances in immigration detention. Kept in a segregated cell with other transgender detainees, Esmeralda never realized that her experience in detention would match the trauma of discrimination she had faced back home.

They also screened “Desigirls,” directed by Breakthrough’s Ishita Srivastava, a film that takes you into the lives of South Asian lesbians living in NYC, and all the obstacles they have to face.

For those that came out, it was great to see you! Those that weren’t, click the film links and watch!

Click for more films and information on the event.

June 21, 2010 by Priya
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