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This Adventure Called California

"This Adventure Called California,” by Jennifer Huang, is a May 2022 VC Official Selection.

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This Adventure Called California

"This Adventure Called California"
May 2022 VC Official Selection

Jennifer Huang


Logline: Determined to prove himself to his estranged family, Arnoldo travels from Tijuana to San Francisco with a promise of steady work. Instead, he becomes a slave: sixteen-hour workdays, no pay, and meager food. After gaining his freedom, Arnoldo struggles with homelessness, continued exploitation, and the lasting impacts of trauma. But a chance encounter with a stranger starts to change his luck and gives Arnoldo hope that he might yet return home with his head held high

Publisher: Independent.

Genre: Immigration

Location Screened: Bay Area


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