To The Bone

Narrative – Drama

Logline: A pre-teen migrant farmworker attempts to rebel against the status quo with unintended consequences for herself and her family.

Awards and Select Screenings

Vimeo Staff Pick 2013 Feature 2013
Best Drama, Open Projector Night – Hammer Museum 2013
Film of the Week, 2013
Best Actor Nomination – MiniCinema 2013
World Premiere – Slamdance Film Festival 2013
Finalist, Hammer to Nail Competition 2014
Film Independent Project Involve Showcase – Los Angeles Film Festival 2013
– ASCAP Screening
– Cal Humanities Screening
Film Independent Project Involve Showcase – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 2013
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival 2014
Women’s History Month Film Festival – Women in Media Newark 2014
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2013
RxSW Film Expo 2013

Educational Screenings & Talks
Girl Scouts NYC 2014
New Roads Elementary and Secondary School, Los Angeles, CA 2013
Directed By Erin Li
Written By Silka Luisa & Erin Li
Director of Photography Christina Carrea
Edited By Susumu Kimura
Original Music By Dan Mufson

Naomie Feliu
Jaime Alvarez
Carlos C. Torres
Maria Elena Laas
Eliezer Ortiz

For more information on child migrant farmworkers in the U.S., below are a few links to get you started:

Background and History
Human Rights Watch – US: Child Farmworkers’ Dangerous Lives
Human Rights Watch – Labor Department Abandons Child Farmworkers
NBC – Child Labor: Small Hands Picking Our Food
PBS – Migrant Child Labor
PBS – The United Farmworkers Union

What You Can Do
The organizations listed below actively fight for the rights of child migrant farmworkers in the U.S.

United Farm Workers Union
Human Rights Watch
Cesar Chavez Foundation

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To the Bone featured on Upworthy

To the Bone is featured on Upworthy, garnering more than 360K views to date and shining a light on child migrant farm workers.

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