SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: THE STORY OF THE SAN ANTONIO FOUR
Directed by: Deborah S. Esquenazi | Documentary Feature | 91 min | EnglishAbout the Film
In the midst of the Satanic ritual abuse panic of the early '90s, four lesbian women from San Antonio Texas, are tried and convicted of sexual assault. Deborah S. Esquenazi’s documentary incorporates home footage and recent interviews with the accused, their families and experts, as it follows their fight for exoneration after spending almost a decade behind bars. SOUTHWEST OF SALEM is a gripping story that challenges the legitimacy of a legal system that allowed bias and prejudice to seep into and corrupt its procedures, amounting to what was called at the time "the modern version of the witchcraft trials."