Ethnic Studies Film Series: Forbidden (2016)
Film Title: Forbidden (2016)
Time: 6:00 to 8:30 PM
Place: Sci-tech 307C
Guests: Both the director, Tiffany Rhynard, AND Moises will be at the movie’s screening. They will answer questions about the film after the movie is over.
Synopsis: If you are an undocumented queer immigrant living in the United States amidst this turbulent political climate, you are not safe and your future is at risk. When Moises Serrano was just a baby, his parents risked everything to flee Mexico and make the perilous journey across the desert in search of the American dream. After 23 years growing up in the rural south where he is forbidden to live and love, Moises sees only one option — to fight for justice.
Forbidden is a feature length documentary about an inspiring young man whose story is exceptional, although not unique. Moises is like the thousands of young people growing up in the United States with steadfast dreams but facing overwhelming obstacles.
The film chronicles Moises’ work as an activist traveling across his home state of
North Carolina as a voice for his community, all while trying to forge a path for his own future.