“Harvest of Dignity” at the North Carolina Latin American Film – 16th Nov 2010

15/11/2010 at 5:43 pm Leave a comment


On the 50th anniversary of the acclaimed 1960 documentary Harvest of Shame by Edward R. Murrow, the Farmworker Advocacy Network (FAN) and Minnow Media present Harvest of Dignity, a documentary exploring the conditions that migrant and seasonal farmworkers face in the United States today.

Harvest of Shame and Harvest of Dignity
 at the North Carolina Latin American Film Festival

Tuesday, November 16, 7-9 p.m.
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC Chapel Hill

Farm and poultry work is some of the most difficult, most dangerous, and most important work in our community. Largely a Latino population of migrants from Mexico and Central America, these workers still face poverty, food insecurity, hazardous working conditions and few protections under the law. North Carolina is home to roughly 150,000 farmworkers and 28,000 poultry workers and their families. The vast majority of the fruits and vegetables and nearly all of the poultry we eat are picked or processed by hand. However, the people who feed our families through their hard work are often among the worst paid and least protected workers in our state.
Using documentary photos and interviews done by Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) interns, film footage with North Carolina farmworkers, legislators and educators, and clips from the original Harvest of Shame documentary, this piece focuses on safe places to live, safe places to work, education, and stronger enforcement of workplace laws. This film was produced in collaboration with the Farmworker Advocacy Network’s Harvest of Dignity campaign to reform conditions for North Carolina field and poultry workers.
Spanish and English with English subtitles
A panel discussion with farmworkers and advocates will follow the films.

See more at the North Carolina Latin American Film Festival website.

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