California grows half of the country’s fruits and vegetables, but that burgeoning agricultural industry comes with a price. Amidst the sprawling idyllic fields are migrant farm workers, and many of them are children. Despite the mirage of equal rights, most face wage exploitation and many endure sexual abuse. 55% of those children won’t graduate high school, thus perpetuating the cycle of poverty that landed them in the fields to begin with.
“To The Bone” is a film about one such pre-teen farm worker who seeks to defy the status quo, and rebels against her father in the process. It’s a coming of age story, but it’s also a social critique of the way we treat our children in a first world nation. It’s a story that needs to be told, but it’s a story that needs your help to see the light of day.
The team behind the film has partnered with Film Independent to provide needed resources, but they still need to raise $5,000 by the end of the month! Please watch the video below and visit their site to learn more about the project, meet the team, and contribute funds.
Maybe you have a rich uncle, maybe you don’t. But in the spirit of helping transform this country’s rhetoric into reality, any little bit you can give helps. GIVE HERE, and remember that you only have till March 30th!