This is the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager on the verge of becoming a woman. She lives in the predominately Latino community of East Los Angeles. Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college. Torn between her mainstream ambitions and her cultural heritage she agrees to work with her mother at her sister's downtown LA sewing factory. Over the summer she learns to admire the hardworking team of women who teach her solidarity and teamwork. Still at odds with what her mother expects of her, Ana realizes that leaving home to continue her education is essential to finding her place proudly in the world as an American and Chicana.
- Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content and some language)
- Genre: Comedy, Drama
- Runtime: 90 minutes
Remember to bring your passport or driver's license.
No way! You must be kidding! It will be our 200th WE@America House! Of course we’ll be celebrating this occasion. We'll have several guests from the United States here to treat you to a variety of English language games and activities.
Do you have a university degree in a language-related field and/or little experience in translation? Are you tired of only learning theory? We bet that you are ready to practice and unlock your full potential. So leave your cozy bookworm nest and conquer this world with your translator's talent!
Interpreters and translators work this hard and harder to connect the world through language. This week we'll be honoring our translation and interpretation professionals through a series of fun and informative activities.
We would like to welcome all beginner-level English learners every Friday from 5:00 - 6:00 PM for a general English course at America House. This course will cover all the skills you need to improve your communication in English.
While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.