2009 Award Winner Adriana Sanchez

Harvesting Dreams | Cosechando sueños

In May of 2009, Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) chose Adriana Sanchez, daughter of migrant farmworkers and a student at Fresno State, to receive the first annual SAF Petrow-Freeman Documentary Award.  A SAF intern in 2007, Adriana worked for Carolina Family Health Center in Wilson, NC, and completed a documentary project on a local farmworker named Angel. Adriana writes about that experience: “I realized how much I had learned from completing the documentary project. I learned not to be afraid to dive into somebody’s life, and to listen to what they have to say… every one of us has something to share with the world.”

“Harvesting Dreams,” the multimedia documentary Adriana produced for this award, focuses on the dreams of higher education and equality for three undocumented students in California. Adriana presented the documentary at the 2009 NC Latin American Film Festival.

Watch Harvesting Dreams | Cosechando sueños here.