FRUITS OF LABOR

A film by Emily Cohen Ibañez
2021, 77 minutes
No. 315
Documentary


FRUITS OF LABOR
$375.00
Description
Ashley Solis is a high school senior who must divide her time between school and supporting her family as a second-generation Mexican American. Located in a California working class town, the harshness of agricultural labor in the strawberry fields shares a stark contrast with the beautiful nature and relationship to her spiritual ancestral upbringing. Director Emily Cohen Ibáñez documents Ashley’s life guided by the spirit world through her hardships and joys in modern America.

Fruits of Labor is a character driven account that explores universal themes of how a young woman navigates family obligation and the desire to pursue her dreams in the predicaments of our times. In Ashley’s case her dream is to be the first in her family to graduate high school and go to college.


Festivals
Official Selection, Hots Docs
Official Selection, SXSW
Official Selection, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival