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Troubled Harvest (1990)

19 Apr

30m

Directors: Sharon Genasci and Dorothy Velasco

Synopsis (Women Make Movies): This award-winning documentary examines the lives of women migrant workers from Mexico and Central America as they work in grape, strawberry and cherry harvests in California and the Pacific Northwest. Interviews with women farm workers reveal the dangerous health effects of pesticides on themselves and their children, the problems they encounter as working mothers of young children, and the destructive consequences of U.S. immigration policies on the unity of their families. Featuring an interview with Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union.

Website: http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c72.shtml

 

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