Fruits of Labor

Includes Q&A

No Longer Available

Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Closed Captions
Program Category:Persister
Film Subjects:American Culture & Issues
Children & Youth
Families & Family Stories
Migration & Immigration
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Emily Cohen Ibañez
Producer(s):Emily Cohen Ibañez
Executive Producer(s):Tracy Rector
Aurora Guerrero
Richard Ray Perez
Writer(s):Emily Cohen Ibañez
Ashley Solis Pavon
Editor(s):Kristina Motwani
Andrea Chignoli
Cinematography:Gabriella Garcia-Pardo
Emily Cohen Ibañez
Composer:Yamil Rezc
Music:Denise Guttierez (original song)
Yamil Rezc (original song)
Sound:Dan Olmsted
Animation:Maribel Martinez


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Persister: Women speaking up and being heard

California high schooler Ashley Solis works in the fields to help her family survive. She is the oldest and traditionally her job is to care for her siblings, though Ashley is struggling to finish her senior year and graduate from high school. She's weighed down by fears of deportation, job insecurity, poverty and an unknown future—yet this beautiful story has a natural sense of realism and hope. Ashley's resilience, optimism and commitment to building a better life for herself and her family is told with great nuance and compassion by director Emily Cohen Ibañez, who utilizes Ashley's own words to share the story of a young woman of colour stepping into her power and potential. Darlene Naponse

Persister program presented in partnership with Oxfam Canada
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  • POV Magazine  - "A portrait of labour and love"
  • Variety - "A flavorful glimpse at lives seldom represented in popular media"

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