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POV : Fruits of Labor

Monday, October 4, 2021, 10:00 - 11:30 p.m. ET

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Ashley, a Mexican-American teenager, is forced to become her family's primary breadwinner, working days in the strawberry fields and the night shift at a processing plant, with little time for sleep or studies.
  • Airdate(s): 10/4/2021, 10:00 - 11:30 PM ET
  • AMDO #: 3407
  • Original Broadcast: 10/04/2021
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Episode Description

Fruits of Labor, which had its world premiere at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival, follows Ashley, a Mexican-American teenager living in a small agricultural town on the central coast of California. A high school senior, Ashley dreams of graduating and going to college, but when ICE raids in her community threaten to separate her family, she is forced to become their primary breadwinner. While most of her friends are thinking about prom and graduation, Ashley finds herself working days in the strawberry fields and the night shift at a processing plant, with little time left for sleep or studies.

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