Wednesday, October 06, 2021

"Fruits of Labor" a teenager in California supports siblings and deals with school

 

federal relocation site

Fruits of Labor” (2021) directed by Emily Cohen (74 mi

n), tells the story of Ashley, half Mexican, who wants high school and college, winding up supporting siblings working in food processing assembly lines and strawberry fields when ICE raids her family.  The film early on makes a point of the history that FDR’s New Deal did not protect farm workers, a relic of systemic racism. COVID is a perverse rosk.

This aired Oct 4 on PBS.

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