PRAISE

“Valdiviezo’s story, and those of other immigrant women, reinforces the link between migration and mental health.”
Xotchil Castañeda, Director, UC Berkeley’s Health Initiative of the Americas

 

“An utterly moving & powerful film”
Berkeley Film Foundation

 
“‘Prodigal Daughter’ is a beautiful, compelling and insightful story that is both personal and universal, opening the door to conversation about largely unspoken and difficult issues. The North Carolina Farmworker Health Program is excited to begin our 2015 annual statewide training for health outreach professionals with a screening of the film followed by a discussion and workshops. We believe the film that Mabel has created will aid in deepening our understanding of farmworker families’ experiences with mental health, and will strengthen our efforts to creatively and compassionately address these issues in our work.”
Mary Johnson Rockers, MSW, Farmworker Health Operations Specialist, NC Farmworker Health Program, NC DHHS Office of Rural Health and Community Care

 

“Anyone who teaches in the Latino community should watch ‘Prodigal Daughter’. The film is wonderful tool to understand the complex process immigrants go through when adapting to a new culture and being a woman beyond stereotypes.”
Adriana Briff, Educator for Students with Special Needs

 

“Mabel brings to our doorstep the harsh realities that life can throw at us. While she also offers us the reflective doorway to the compassion-heart of kindness where we can meet the full richness of life while dealing with difficulties.”
Rik Center, Executive Director, Mindfulness Care Center

 

“This is truly an outstanding piece of work that captures your interest, makes your heart reach out to Mabel and her family, and enables you to enjoy her achievements, success, and search for a positive closure to her life-long family tragedies.”
Walter and Herlita Cato from Sacramento.

 

“This movie is a parable for our times, the diaspora from country to country, from the rural areas to the big city. It is lively and approachable. The camera work on the photos is seamlessly done not at all ostentatious, quite elegant.”

 –Judy from San Francisco