Movie Guide Awards 2016 - Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine Nominated
Misa Azteca Lecture- San Diego State University, March 3rd, 2016
EAST OF SALINAS to air on PBS’ Independent Lens, December 28, 2015 at 10pm.
East of Salinas is a story about immigration, childhood, and circumstance. With little support at home, Salinas, California third grader José Ansaldo often turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, once a migrant farm kid himself. Oscar helps José imagine a future beyond the lettuce fields where his parents work. But José was born in Mexico — and he's on the cusp of understanding the implications of that. As we watch this play out, we begin to understand the cruelty of circumstance — for José and many millions of migrant kids like him. East of Salinas asks: What is lost when kids like José are denied opportunities?