FORBIDDEN is the powerful and inspiring story of Moises Serrano who was just a baby when his parents risked everything to flee Mexico and make the perilous journey across the desert in search of the American dream. Growing up in rural North Carolina, Moises fell in love with a country that refused to recognize his full humanity — both as an undocumented immigrant and as a gay man. 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.
The film follows Moises’ personal journey as an activist traveling across his home state as a voice for his community, all while trying to forge a path for his own future. FORBIDDEN powerfully illustrates the intersection of queer and immigrant issues and addresses the realities facing LGBTQ minorities who have grown up in the rural south surrounded by white faces and homophobic attitudes.
Moises Serrano will be appearing at this Kansas City screening via Skype to participate in live conversation with the audience.
The event is co-presented by the Kansas/Missouri Dream Alliance as part of the OUT HERE NOW: The 2017 Kansas City LGBT Film Festival. The festival is co-sponsored by the Kansas City Human Rights Commission’s Gay & Lesbian Task Force.