Highlights From This Year's SF DocFest & 'Fruits Of Labor'
It follows the story of Ashley Solis, a Mexican-American teenager who started picking strawberries in Central California when she was just 15 in order to support her family. Ashley also worked the overnight shift at a processing plant as she tries to graduate from high school. The film asks, what does it mean to come into one’s power as a working young woman of color in the wealthiest nation on Earth?
Chris Metzler, filmmaker and director of programming for SF DocFest and SF IndieFest
Emily Cohen Ibañez, director, producer, and co-writer of Fruits of Labor. Her film work pairs lyricism with social activism, advocating for labor, environmental, and health justice
Ashley Solis, teenage farmworker, factory worker, and protagonist and co-writer of Fruits of Labor. She has spent five years working on food security and justice for her community with the Community Agroecology Network and helped make the short film, Cultivating Justice
Tickets: See Fruits of Labor at the Roxie Theater on June 12th at 4:50pm
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