Brenda Avila-Hanna / Mexico / Documental / 2015 / 9 min
Libertad es un cortometraje que narra la historia de la maravillosa Alejandra Santiago, una mujer transgénero originaria de Oaxaca, Mexico, que vive en California y cuya historia de vida trasciende diversas fronteras.
Festivals / Awards: Jury Award for Best Documentary Short: Cine las Américas International Film Festival. Oficial selection: Frameline, OutFest Fusion, Cine Más San Francisco Latino Film Festival, Watsonville Film Festival, Sacramento International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Fusion Doc Challenge
Brenda Avila-Hanna is an independent filmmaker born and raised in Mexico City and currently based in the Bay Area. Brenda received a Master’s degree in Social Documentation from UC Santa Cruz. She has also directed fiction and documentary films in Mexico and the USA mostly about women and immigrant rights. Brenda occasionally teaches a course entitled Visualizing Human Rights in Latin America at the University of California, Santa Cruz.