Rancho California (Por Favor) [2003]

14 Apr


Director: John Caldwell

Synopsis (Berkeley Media): This thought-provoking, widely acclaimed visual essay provides a troubling journey through migrant farmworker camps in suburban southern California — Rancho de los Diablos, Kelly Camp, Porterville, McGonigle Canyon — where homeless indigenous Mixteco workers coexist near gated designer-home enclaves in Carlsbad, La Costa, Encinitas, and Del Mar.

In a remarkable feat of artistic and political fusion, the film explores the charged debate over the meaning and consequences of immigrant culture near America’s southern border, and along the way examines the complex realities of race and class in this country.


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Posted by on April 14, 2012 in Documentary, Farm & Food, Migrant workers


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