POV1988 | TV Show
This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr (more…)
Premiered: July 5, 1988
Season 15, Episode 9 Escuela
First Aired: August 27, 2002
Following 14-year-old Liliana Luis, the daughter of migrant farm workers, as she travels between Texas and California (and back)---changing schools as she does, in mid-term. Not surprisingly, Liliana doesn't like this---she must leave a California boyfriend behind when she returns to Texas, and each “new episode” in another school makes her uneasy. Also not surprisingly, Liliana is hardly the only migrant child in this situation, and too many drop out. One is her older sister Elizabeth, for whom life remains precarious.