"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
BEVERLY HILLS SCREENING–Mariposas del Campo’s first film festival premiere at the 26th Red Nation International Film Festival. Indigenous teenagers from Mexico strive to change their families’ destinies in the strawberry fields of Oxnard, California. Through a stormy year of sanctioned racism and anti-immigrant policies, their journeys are captured—with help from their own videos—as they navigate cultural identity, parental expectations, economic challenges, and the justice needs of their migrant farmworker community. For young people whose lives have always been lived in the shadows, it takes a tremendous leap of faith to chase a dream. Saturday, November 6th from 5-6:30 pm Lumiere Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Director Bill Yahraus Producer Robin Rosenthal Click here for tickets. This film is supported by the California Documentary Project Grant.