mariposas
del campo

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Your teaser breaks my heart.

There's just something about

coming from elsewhere, making

a go of things, but always

belonging to another place, which often doesn't even exist anymore. You couldn't be more topical.

—VLH, an immigrant from the former Yugoslavia

watch our teaser

Mariposas del Campo shares the stories of indigenous Mixtec, Zapotec, and Purépecha teenagers from Mexico striving to change their families’ destinies in the strawberry fields of Oxnard, California. Through a stormy year of sanctioned racism and anti-immigrant policies, the documentary captures their journeys—with help from the characters’ own intimate videos—as they navigate cultural identity, parental expectations, economic challenges, and the justice needs of their migrant farmworker community. For young people whose lives have always been steeped in uncertainty, it takes a leap of faith to chase a dream.

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Recent Screenings & Awards:

Best Documentary Feature - Red Nation International Film Festival

Official Selection - Watsonville Film Festival

Official Selection - San Diego Latino Film Festival

Official Selection - Thin Line Fest

Museum of Ventura County

California State University Channel Islands

San Diego State University

Special Jury Award for Bridging Cultures - Arizona International Film Festival