Southwest of Salem: The San Antonio Four–Powerful Docu about Wrongly Accused Latina Lesbians

SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: THE STORY OF THE SAN ANTONIO FOUR is a significant documentary highlights the ongoing injustice that  “The San Antonio Four,” Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh, and Anna Vasquez, are still enduring.

They are four Latina lesbians wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two little girls in San Antonio, Texas. However, there was never hard evidence for their crime.

The San Antonio Four continues to fight against mythology, faux-science, homophobia, and the prosecutorial fervor in their continuous struggle for exoneration in this riveting ‘True Crime’ tale.

The suffering, outlandish, and baseless accusations caught one man’s attention who helped to garner the support of the Innocent Project.

In 2012, writer Maurice Chammah’s New York Times coverage “Fighting to Exonerate Texas Women Convicted of Child Sexual Assault ” goes into details of the four women’s ordeal.

In February 2016, Texas-based Judge Pat Priest released the ruling that these women are entitled to new trials but not exoneration.

This powerful documentary opens Sep 16 in N.Y. and Sep 30 in L.A.