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engaging and educational documentary
Daniella from Seattle
22 September 2004
I previously saw Hannah Weyer's documentary, La Boda, that featured
Elizabeth Ruiz. She was a young, intelligent and ambitious young
Mexican-American woman who comes from a family of migrant workers on
the eve of her wedding. This film continues the journey with the Ruiz
family through the eyes of Elizabeth's younger sister, Liliana.
Liliana is fourteen years old and must continue to adapt to her
family's constant migration between California and Texas, so her mother
can continue to bring in an income for the family household through
grape picking. This is a challenge that many young children of Mexican
migrants face on a daily basis. Not only is it a social challenge for
them to maintain friendships as they move, it also presents an
additional obstacle when transferring credits in high school so they
have the opportunity to graduate.
This is a really educational look at a common social epidemic that
people need to come to terms with.
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