RAMON RISING is the true story of Ramon Resa’s heartbreaking yet triumphant personal journey: from picking oranges in the fields at age three; to struggling in college with racism, academic unpreparedness, depression and devastating family problems; to being the man he is today – a practicing pediatrician who serves as a living role model for farm worker children.
California’s Central Valley is a central part of Ramon’s story. The Central Valley is where Ramon grew up and where he’s been a pediatrician for 30 years. The movie teaser includes interviews of kids from Porterville High School. They are seniors who participated in the Academy of Health Sciences program where they worked full-time in the healthcare career they desire to pursue while going to high school at the same time. They also all come from farm working families and work in the fields themselves.