One World film Festival: “MacFarland, USA”
One World films is a non-profit organization created with the vision of presenting films to challenge, highlight social issues and broaden viewers outlook through glimpses into culture, ethnicity and politics.
Kevin Costner plays a high-school football coach who ends up leading a cross-country track team made up of lower-class Latino students to a state championship. Jim White (Costner) finds his days as a football coach numbered when an incident with a player leads to his dismissal. Desperate for work, he moves his wife (Maria Bello) and daughters (Morgan Saylor and Elsie Fisher) from Idaho to McFarland, CA, a rural town that’s predominately Latino and the only place willing to give him a teaching job.