Aug 17, 2017
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. Our 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.
This documentary is [a] sheer joy. Forbidden is one of those wonderful feel-good movies that makes you appreciate that as long as there are Moises Serrano’s in the world, there is hope for all of us.
- Queer Guru
You’ll find yourself falling in love with Moises Serrano, the subject of Tiffany Rhynard’s intelligent and moving documentary. Ultimately a story of love conquering hate, Forbidden is authentic and realistic in portraying the obstacles that Serrano has faced throughout his life.
- The Independent Critic
We will show the documentary with a discussion to follow. Kansas/Missouri Dream Alliance (ksmoda.org) will join us to speak to local issues faced by our undocumented youth.
No cost to attend - Love offerings will be accepted at the event and are always greatly appreciated.
Hosted by Unity Temple’s Spiritual Courageous Conversations Initiative.