Latina Lista: Viernes Video: Filmmaker creates mini-film about the plight of migrant farmworker children


Though less than 8 minutes long, To The Bone captures the guilt of a father whose children must work to help him provide for them, the exhaustion and frustration of a preteen girl whose thrust into adulthood before her time and the innocence of an 8-year-old who is protective and sensitive to a sister who is more like his mother.

Filmmaker Erin Li says that she was inspired to make the film after reading an article written by Human Rights Watch on the plight of child migrant farmworkers in the U.S.

Ever since releasing it in 2012, the mini-film has been racking up awards and recognition and was chosen as a Vimeo ‘Staff Pick.’

In less than 8 minutes, viewers get a pretty good idea of just how difficult the lives of child migrant farmworkers really are. Li provides resources on her website to help these children — who deserve a chance at a childhood.

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