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The Appointment (La Cita)
“A stark and moving tribute to a murdered friend, a victim vulnerable to men’s basest mixture of sex, ideology, and violence.” – F3 Film Magazine
The Appointment (La Cita)  USA, Mexico  Experimental Documentary
Grecia, a transgender woman, navigates the cruel streets of Tijuana, Mexico, and writes a letter to her lost friend Jeanine.
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Alex Kannan
Director Bio :
Born on April 7, 1986, in Chicago, Illinois, Alex is an attorney by day, passionate film lover at night. He runs his own law practice focusing on immigration law, criminal defense, and auto accident cases. Although he practices law, his real passion is cinema. It is here where he feels that he can develop artistically. Alex believes art is a crucial medium that can effectively communicate the stories of the marginalized and disadvantaged. Alex has made several documentaries on issues affecting marginalized communities on both sides of the border. He filmed a documentary on the lives of deported immigrants in Tijuana which led to VICE using footage from his documentary. Inspired by filmmakers Martin Scorsese, Terrence Malick, Akira Kurosawa, Satyajit Ray, Paul Schrader, and Darren Aronofsky, Alex strives to authentically tell stories through the lens of cinema.

Director Statement :
Grecia, a transgender woman, writes a letter to her friend Jeanine.

From remembering her childhood to her daily struggles, Grecia gives us a glimpse into the life of a transgender woman navigating the cruel streets of Tijuana, Mexico.vFrom her family to the church, the world has turned its back on Grecia. She lives on the fringes of society, selling her body as the only means of survival. Faced with brutal violence, Grecia dreams of being reunited with her friend “in a world where they don’t hate us.”

La Cita is a labor of love with the intention of bringing consciousness to the daily struggles suffered by the transgender community in Latin America. Shot on location and authentically told by a transgender activist, we hope to inspire and educate the audience, while bringing a voice to this marginalized community.

Is it possible to live in a world without violence? We hope so.
Alex Kannan and Grecia Arlene Maldonado Valenzuela