The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center proudly will be screening the most recent version of a work in progress film titled “San Antonio Four” on Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 7 p.m at the Esperanza Center. The San Antonio Four is an award winning documentary covering the story of four San Antonio women wrongly accused of sexual abuse by a homophobic, fear driven, and misled jury trial. Now a year after Anna Vasquez, one of the four accused women, finally reached parole, the film continues to follow the struggle for freedom for the remaining three women with new updates. Join the Esperanza Center as we screen the San Antonio Four and discuss with Deborah S. Esquenazi, film director, Mary Burdette, mitigation specialist, and Elvia Mendoza, cultural anthropologist and writer the future of the case and how community can join the efforts to free these innocent women.
This film covers the injustices of a court system that allows mass hysteria, corrupt medical findings, homophobia, and sexism to control the outcome of a case and dictate the guiltiness of innocent people. The Esperanza Peace and Justice invites the community to this free event and to a light reception following the film screening.
WHO: Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
WHAT: San Antonio Four Film Screening
WHEN: Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 7 pm
WHERE: 922 San Pedro Ave. San Antonio TX 78212
WHY: Update community on the current status of the four women and how community can help