Film with diverse cast depicts plight of undocumented transgender Latinas

Fine arts graduate student Steven Liang (back left) directed the short film "Afuera," about the struggles of transgender Latinas. The film was written by Steven Canals (back center) and stars Jennifer London (front right). (Courtesy of Steven Liang)

Fine arts graduate student Steven Liang (back left) directed the short film "Afuera," about the struggles of transgender Latinas. The film was written by Steven Canals (back center) and stars Jennifer London (front right). (Courtesy of Steven Liang)

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Jennifer scours every corner of her cluttered room, but she can’t find her estrogen pills or the money to buy a refill. Her boyfriend doesn’t understand why she resorts to the sex trade to keep her transition going, but as an undocumented transgender Latina woman, she doesn’t have much of a choice.


In its 30th anniversary, JazzReggae Festival, put on by the Cultural Affairs Commission, will take place Monday in its original location, the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. The event was downsized this year due to funding cuts. (Daily Bruin file photo)
In its 30th anniversary, JazzReggae Festival, put on by the Cultural Affairs Commission, will take place Monday in its original location, the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. The event was downsized this year due to funding cuts. (Daily Bruin file photo)

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James Corden is the host of “The Late Late Show” on CBS, which includes the popular segment “Carpool Karaoke” that features celebrity guests such as Justin Bieber. (Courtesy of CBS)

Hamid Rahmanian is the director, producer and creator of “Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic,” a shadow puppet performance based on the book “Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings” and set to premiere at the Freud Playhouse Friday. (Courtesy of Fictionville Studio)
Hamid Rahmanian is the director, producer and creator of “Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic,” a shadow puppet performance based on the book “Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings” and set to premiere at the Freud Playhouse Friday. (Courtesy of Fictionville Studio)

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Fourth-year English student Jeremy Ortiz, who is also an artistic director of hip-hop dance team NSU Modern, will perform with his team at Battle Royale Thursday at 333 Live. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)
Fourth-year English student Jeremy Ortiz, who is also an artistic director of hip-hop dance team NSU Modern, will perform with his team at Battle Royale Thursday at 333 Live. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

(Vikram Kumar, Bryan Firks, Shai Garrett/Daily Bruin)
(Vikram Kumar, Bryan Firks, Shai Garrett/Daily Bruin)


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