Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture. But the place where two discriminations meet is a dangerous place to live, and Fred became one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at sixteen. Between tradition and controversy, sex and spirit, and freedom and fear, lives the truth--the bravest choice you can make is to be yourself.
Watch the trailer here.
The screening will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Regina Branton.
Dr. Branton is a Professor in the Department of Political Science, and a member of the LMAS Executive Board at UNT. Her research examines the behavioral, electoral, and institutional implications of race and ethnicity. It is tied together by the intrinsic interest in determining when and how race and ethnicity plays a role in American politics. It extends the existing research by broadening the focus to include multiple racial and ethnic groups. Further, it bridges the gap between the minority politics literature and general political science literature by incorporating theoretical and methodological approaches from both areas of research.