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Mariposas del Campo

Director(s):
Bill Yahraus
Producer(s):
Robin Rosenthal
A migrant farm woman bends over a cart of strawberries as she harvests this fruit from a large field

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 sentiment, Mariposas del Campo captures their journeys—with help from the characters’ 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.

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