4K Film Teaser | The Story of Ramon Resa’s Journey From Abandoned Boy to Doctor | In Production Now | Projected Release: Early 2017
His Story Inspires Audiences to Dare Dream of a Better Life
RAMON RISING© is the documentary being produced now about an abandoned boy, Ramon Resa, who against all odds became a pediatrician. Ramon was taken in by a farm working couple and raised as one of 15 children in their household living in severe poverty, neglect and abuse in Central Valley, California. From early childhood on, Ramon was hired out to perform back-breaking farm labor.
Against All Odds
One of Ramon’s grade school teachers told him that he didn’t have to be a farmworker for the rest of his life. She encouraged him to get a college education explaining that with a degree Ramon could choose any career he wanted. Upon hearing her words, hope for a better future was birthed in Ramon’s heart and he set his sights on making it to college. His pilgrimage out of the hot, dusty fields to becoming a pediatrician was filled with tremendous adversity. He had a speech impediment, suffered with bouts of severe depression, faced racial discrimination from school officials and students as well as fierce opposition from his guardians who forbade him to go to college, insisting he get a job after high school and help support them.
The Indomitable Human Spirit
Dr. Resa made it through college and medical school, received his license to practice medicine and went directly back to the Central Valley to practice pediatrics. For over 30 years he’s provided care for kids like he once was. Dr. Resa is living proof to his young patients that they too can make a better future for themselves. Audiences of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds will come away from watching RAMON RISING in awe of the power of the indomitable human spirit to overcome all obstacles in the way of finding a better life. They’ll likely join many who hear Dr. Resa’s story in thinking, “If he can overcome all the issues and problems in his life to become a doctor, I can overcome mine too!”
Debunking Negative Stereotypes
RAMON RISING is an antidote to today’s outbreak of hateful words, racist attitudes and threats against immigrants. Dr. Resa’s life convincingly debunks race, culture, and language-based myths concerning the intelligence, aptitude, and motivation of immigrants who come to America seeking a better life. His story testifies to the universal truth that every child (including an abandoned Latino boy with a speech impediment, no family, and zero resources) has the potential to become a valuable, contributing member of our society.
An Invitation – Become a Film Sponsor or Donor
Help get Dr. Resa’s story out by becoming a film sponsor or making a tax-deductible donation. Financial support from businesses, organizations and individuals is needed now to finish the production of RAMON RISING.
CONTACT: Diane Wagner, Executive Producer | Diane@thedocumentarystudio.com | 310-614-4453
RAMON RISING is produced by The Documentary Studio. The documentary is partially based on Dr. Resa’s memoir “Out Of The Fields: My Journey From Farmworker Boy To Pediatrician.”