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The Salt Mines
Directed by Carlos Aparicio and Susana Aikin • 1990 • United States
Released the same year as PARIS IS BURNING, Susana Aikin and Carlos Aparicio’s THE SALT MINES focuses on three homeless Lantinx trans women living in a parking lot of old garbage trucks on Manhattan’s West Side. Aikin and Aparicio document the daily life and hardships faced by these women living on the margins of society.