Day and TimeThursday Jun 23, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The Mary As June meeting: Pony Highway Productions is the husband-and-wife team of Bill Yahraus and Robin Rosenthal. They have been immersing themselves in communities that they are curious about since they ran away with the Tarzan Zerbini Circus in 1996. Their award-winning documentaries have aired nationally on PBS and toured internationally.
Their most recent award-winning documentary "Mariposas del Campo" or "Butterflies of the Field", shares the stories of indigenous Mixtec, Zapotec, and Purépecha teenagers from Mexico striving to change their families’ destinies in the strawberry fields of Oxnard. 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.
Join us on ZOOM, Thursday, June 23rd at 11:30 a.m. for a most inspirational and relevant program featuring Robin and Bill talking about their film! This is a wonderful and rare opportunity!!! For more information contact Constancia Leshin or Ann Hewitt.