The Garden Left Behind

The Garden Left Behind traces the relationship between Tina, a young Mexican trans woman, and Eliana, her grandmother, as they navigate Tina’s transition and struggle to build a life for themselves as undocumented immigrants in New York City.

Director: Flavio Alves

Runtime: 88 Mins

Year: 2020

Saturday, November 14, 2020. 6:00pm


About The Director

Flavio Alves

Flavio Alves is a Brazilian writer, film director and producer. He was granted political asylum in the United States in 1998 with the help of the Immigrants and Refugee Rights Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law. In 2007, Flavio returned to school to study film production at New York University, where he received the Technisphere Award for Outstanding Achievement.  Since then, he has produced over 20 films and directed 6, including The Secret Friend (2010) and Tom in America (2014). His debut feature film, The Garden Left Behind (2019), which is an IFP Narrative Lab (2017) selected project, premiered at SXSW, where he was nominated for the Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award. In 2018, Alves received The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Artist Academy fellowship.