Directed by Dante Alencastre
Thirteen-old trans activist Zoey Luna wants nothing more than to go to school, receive an education, and have fun with her friends in Downey, CA. Unfortunately, ignorance and intolerance have not always made it easy for her. With the help of her mother Ofelia, her older sister Leticia, and the ACLU, Zoey fought school officials for her right to self-identify in school. Even in the face of bullying and endless teasing from school officials and students, Zoey continues to live her life and tells her story in the hopes of helping others persevere in living their authentic lives.
Dante Alencastre is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and LGBT community activist based in West Hollywood. His filmmaking and work on the boards of Los Angeles LGBT arts organizations, political, and community groups is focused on the overlapping Latino/a, transgender, and gender non-conforming sub-tribes within the community. Alencastre found his personal calling documenting the lives of LGBT individuals and communities during a trip back to his native Peru, resulting in the 2007 award-winning film “En El Fuego” (In the Fire). His documentary, “Transvisible: Bamby Salcedo’s Story,” focused on the personal and professional life of a transgender activist and leader.
Producer: John Johnson, Dante Alencastre
Key Cast: Zoey Luna, Ofelia Barba,Leticia Barba
Editor: Andrew Kimery