Photos of Angie - A Panel Discussion of the Film

Angie Zapata, a young transgender woman, was brutally murdered in Greeley in July 2008. The resulting trial claimed national attention because it was the first case in the nation to test federal hate crime legislation protecting transgender persons. Colorado’s own hate crime law had only just been amended in 2005 to include transgender status. Fully understanding the legal challenge ahead, the Weld County District Attorney’s office prosecuted the case as a bias-motivated hate crime, resulting in a successful conviction of Angie’s murderer, Alan Andrade, on April 22, 2009. The jury took just two hours to deliver their verdict.

Recently, the High Plains Library District hosted a screening of the film, Photos of Angie, on September 9th, 2011. A panel discussion followed the film screening and included the following individuals, many of whom were connected to the case and appear in the film:

Click here to view the panel discussion of "Photos of Angie"