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Queer Women of Color 8 Audience Award to Zoila Avilés

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By Moira Sullivan


On the final day of the recent Queer Women of Color Festival (QWOCMAP), which closed on June 10 at the YBCA, awarded the audience award to "Corazón de Melón!" by Zoila Avilés.  The film warmly received by the audience is a humorous film about two women who meet online and fall in love on opposite sides of the Mexican border. The relationship is not without complications because one of the women is not out to her teenage children. The film was part of the selection of films in the festival entitled " I Do, and I Don't" about gay marriage.

The last program of the 8th QWOCMAP festival featured an exceptional program of documentaries with a broad range ranch of subjects.

In "Crossing Barriers: To Re-Gay Ourselves" (Carolina Reyes, 2012) interviews young queer women of color speaking up about coming out to their families, love, life and their identities.

"Kai Green made It Gets Messy in Here" (, 2011) as part of her masters pr…