1 Hr. 30 Min.
George LaVoo, Effie Brown
Josefina Lopez, George LaVoo
America Ferrera, Lupe Ontiveros, Ingrid Oliu, George Lopez, Brian Sites, Soledad St. Hilaire
Ana is a first-generation Mexican American teenager freshly graduated from high school. Though she is eager to begin her next chapter on a full ride to Columbia University, her parents see her future differently.
Now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college. Torn between her academic ambitions and her cultural heritage, she agrees to work with her mother at her sister's downtown LA sewing factory. That summer her eyes are opened to the life her family leads in order to survive, and through the seamstresses on her sister’s team, what solidarity and hard work can carry when we share our true selves.
Community Partners: Alice's Garden, Meat on the Street, Milwaukee Public Library