Posted by Esmeralda Montano on August 18, 2020
A native Texan, Deborah Esquenazi is an acclaimed director of the award-winning documentary Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four. Her work explores the intersections of mythology & justice, identity & power. She went on to win several awards including Outstanding Documentary at the 28th GLAAD Media Awards as well as a 2017 Peabody Award for ""Southwest of Salem"" and will adapt the doc for a t.v. series. In 2018, Deborah launched production company Myth of Monsters to demystify stories and myths about women of color and LGBTQ individuals. She is currently developing a bilingual coming-of-age LGBTQ drama, ""Queen of Wands,"" with Cathleen Sutherland (“Boyhood”) and Susan Kirr (“I Love Dick”). In 2019, she directed the Documentary short, El Vacio. “As a filmmaker, I am committed to using media to reveal societal inequities, rally support for important causes, and create probing, powerful cinema,” Esquenazi has said. Read more about Deborah's work here!