Southwest of Salem is a true-crime documentary, which centres on this horrifying and homophobic miscarriage of justice. Both the title of the film and name of the San Antonio fours seems to elicit comparisons to the West Memphis Three. Indeed, there are similarities between the two cases, particularly the accusations of Satanic activity by these four women. In many ways, this is a story of a modern day witch hunt, with these four lesbian women essentially being punished solely for their sexual orientation.
Southwest of Salem follows this case from its beginnings in 1997 and 1998, right until the latest developments just a few months ago. While much has been done over the last couple decades to correct some of the wrongs done towards these women, this saga is far from over and the campaign to exonerate the San Antonio Four continues. Overall, Southwest of Salem is a very compelling look at this case and here's hoping that it helps to prove the innocence of these wrongfully convicted women.