A Story About Human Dignity in the Face of Economic Poverty.
Emily Cohen Ibañez and a group of experienced women of color filmmakers are focusing their lens on Ashley, one of CAN’s Growing Justice youth, as one example of the rising power of teens today, who in the face of increasing ICE raids are replacing their undocumented parents in the fields. Today, teens are taking the lead, fighting for a more just food system calling attention to how issues like housing affordability, neighborhood safety, and food access. They are reclaiming city lands for community urban gardens and growing food based on indigenous knowledge learned from their parents and grandparents.
“Ashley’s Story” pairs cinematic excellence with social activism. The filmmakers want to release a 10-minute version of their film to distribute widely online and impact the midterm elections to protect immigrant families, housing affordability, food justice, and access to higher education.
Learn more about the project HERE.