RAISING ZOEY

By Dante ALENCASTRE

DORALILY PRODS - as PROD

Social issues - Completed 2016

I want her to live in a world where she doesn't have to fight to exist.

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outfestLA 2016
main competition
Newfest 2016
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reelpridefresno 2016
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QFilmfestlongbeach 2016
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BFI Flare 2017
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BFI London FF 2017
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Guadalajara FICG 2017
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cineromadoc 2017
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    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Social issues, LGBT, Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 50 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dante ALENCASTRE
    • Producer(s)
    • Dante ALENCASTRE (doralily prods.), John JOHNSTON
    • Synopsis
    • 13 year-old trans activist Zoey Luna wants nothing more than to simply go to school, learn, have fun with her friends in Downey, CA.  Unfortunately, ignorance and intolerance have not always made this easy.  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 both school officials and students, Zoey determinedly continues to live her life as she is and tells her story in the hopes of helping others persevere in living their authentic lives. 
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