A Documentary about four transgender women on the Migrant Caravan making it to the border and seeking asylum.

Walking to Broadway is a documentary film following a group of four young transgender women traveling across Mexico within the high-profile migrant caravan in late 2018. Teaming up in Southern Mexico with a goal of reaching the U.S. Border and claiming asylum, they jump trucks, hitch rides and use whatever means available to travel north; all while struggling to get enough food every day and stay safe and well, as well as managing the specific hostility aimed towards them as part of the LGBTQ community.

Migration into the U.S., especially from Central America, is an extremely “hot button” topic and concern in the United States, forming a key part of the current political discourse. As a counterpoint to common rhetoric which dehumanizes and demonizes migrants; this story demonstrates the very human motivations behind the movements. In addition to the relevance of sharing stories of migrants in this current period, the question of LGBTQ rights is also extremely pertinent in America today. The President’s recent ban on transgender persons serving in the American military suggests a very significant roll-back on respecting the rights of transgender persons; placing transgender migrants in a particularly precarious situation.

Working with topics of humanitarian aid and migration, Director Timothy Wolfer has experience telling stories of migration. Arriving while the caravan was still in southern Mexico allowed him to film the majority of the journey to the U.S. border.

 

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