East of Salinas
Directors/Producers: Laura Pacheco & Jackie Mow
Program Length: 60 Minutes
Premiere Date: December 28, 2015 on PBS (Please Check All Local Listings)
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East of Salinas takes us to the heart of California’s “Steinbeck Country,” the Salinas Valley, to meet a bright boy and his dedicated teacher — both sons of migrant farm workers. With parents who are busy working long hours in the fields, third grader Jose Ansaldo often turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, for guidance. But Jose is undocumented; he was born in Mexico,. Like many other migrant children, he is beginning to understand the situation— and the opportunities that may be lost to him through no fault of his own.
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