Based in Oakland, Tracey Quezada is a documentary filmmaker, editor and journalist. She currently owns and operates a full service media production company that works with educational institutions and nonprofits to produce short documentaries that advance their missions and policy goals. As a journalist, Quezada has covered stories on immigration, communities of faith, women’s issues, and LGBTQ civil rights. In 2014, she was recognized by the San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival for her achievements in media and activism.
You, Me and the Fruit Trees is a multimedia project that explores the possibility of healing and transformation in the lives of adult survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA). We tell the story through our main character Aqueila and two supporting characters. Aqueila’s personal journey to end generations of sexual abuse in her family is at the core of the film, and sheds light on the most taboo issue of our time. It asks the question: against the odds, can you recover from the trauma of childhood abuse to build the future you dreamed of?