Californian farmer Jesus Ramos was born in Mexico City and migrated with his family to the U.S. for a better life. He picked oranges in his youth and worked his way up to owning a 140-acre orange farm. As extreme drought wreaks havoc on the American West, Ramos finds himself on the front lines of a water shortage that threatens the future of his farm, his family and his community. As agricultural communities struggle while big coastal urban centers boom, farmers are cutting their losses and beginning to think about life after the fields.
Director. Andrew uses film as a celebration of life and a weapon against injustice. With Cinematography as his native tongue, he does this through education, community building, and self expression. His films have been featured at Sundance, South By Southwest, CNN and Time Magazine. This year he was named “multimedia Photographer of the Year” by Pictures of the Year International. Previously, Andrew taught Cinematography at NYU, and later used his passion for teaching to create educational workshops for the underserved Latino community near his hometown in Los angeles, California. Through his arts collective Nomadique, Andrew has brought together artists from all over the world to participate in group art exhibits, and hosted an artist workshop dinner at his home in Brooklyn every month for the past 3 years.