INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY TO AIR ENCORE OF RECORD-BREAKING DOC "SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: THE STORY OF THE SAN ANTONIO FOUR" ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 AT 8/7C
-- ID Congratulates Filmmaker Deborah Esquenazi on the Tie for Best First Documentary at the Inaugural Critic's Choice Documentary Awards --
(Silver Spring, Md.) - Waging an ongoing fight for exoneration, SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: THE STORY OF THE SAN ANTONIO FOUR follows the nightmarish persecution and devastating impact on four Latina lesbians, better known as the "San Antonio Four," and their families. Critically acclaimed at Tribeca, Hot Docs, AFI Film Festivals and most recently, filmmaker Deborah Esquenazi tied for Best First Documentary at the inaugural Critic's Choice Documentary Awards, SOUTHWEST OF SALEM presents an intense and maddening reinvestigation into the bizarre allegations waged against these women during the "Satanic Panic" of the 1980-90s, and examines the disturbing injustices by which they were targeted for their sexual identities. Now, ID will host an encore screening of SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: THE STORY OF THE SAN ANTONIO FOUR on Friday, November 18 at 8/7c.
Investigation Discovery's world television premiere of the doc on October 15 broke its own record for best ID FILMS premiere ever for L+3 delivery with nearly one million viewers. SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: THE STORY OF THE SAN ANTONIO FOURis also currently available on Investigation Discovery's TV Everywhere platform, IDGO.com, the network's live and on demand streaming service. To log in and watch for free with your TV subscription, visit InvestigationDiscoveryGO.com or download Investigation Discovery GO from the App Store (for smartphones, tablets and Apple TV), Google Play or Roku Channel Store.
Calling upon viewers to continue to the quest to help exonerate and #FreeTheSA4, supporters are encouraged to act at www.southwestofsalem.com/actnow and sign the Change.org petition on their behalf.
SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: THE STORY OF THE SAN ANTONIO FOUR is produced by Motto Pictures and Naked Edge Films with Deborah S. Esquenazi as director and Sam Tabet as producer. For Motto Pictures Julie Goldman and Christopher Clements are executive producers. For Naked Edge Films, Jim Butterworth and Daniel J. Chalfen are executive producers. For Investigation Discovery, Pamela Deutsch is senior executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.
About Deborah S. Esquenazi
Deborah S. Esquenazi is a documentary filmmaker, radio producer, curator, journalist. Her work explores the intersections of mythology & justice, identity & power. She is a Rockwood JustFilms Ford Foundation Fellow, 2016; Firelight Media Lab Fellow, 2016; Artist-in-Residence at the Mexican-American Cultural Center in Austin, 2016-19; Sundance Creative Producing Fellow, 2015; Sundance Documentary Film Fellow, 2014. Her projects have received support from Humanities Texas, Sundance Institute in association with JustFilms Ford Foundation and Open Society Foundation, Chicken & Egg Pictures, IFP, Arcus Fund, Paul Robeson Fund, and many others. Her debut feature documentary, Southwest of Salem, premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival to critical acclaim, and is a reinvestigation into the bizarre allegations waged against the 'San Antonio Four' during the 'Satanic Panic' of the 1980-90's.
About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television. From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries behind these "real people, real stories", the "always revealing" network challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. One of our nation's fastest growing cable networks, ID delivers the highest-quality programming to more than 85 million U.S. households and is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.