HARVEST, THE: THE STORY OF THE CHILDREN WHO FEED AMERICA

HARVEST, THE: THE STORY OF THE CHILDREN WHO FEED AMERICA

(c) U. Roberto Romano

THE HARVEST: THE STORY OF THE CHILDREN WHO FEED AMERICA (USA, 2011, 80 min.)

Get an intimate glimpse into the lives of children who struggle to dream while working 12 to 14 hours a day, 7 days a week to feed America. Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat. Zulema, Perla and Victor labor as migrant farm workers and sacrifice their own childhoods to help their families survive. The film profiles these three as they follow the harvest from the scorching heat of Texas’ onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards and back south to the humidity of Florida’s tomato fields. Directed and produced by U. Roberto Romano. Executive Producers: Albie Hecht, Susan MacLaury, Rory O’Connor, Eva Longoria, Raul Padilla and Alonzo Cantu.

Moderator: Kevin Keaney, Chief, Pesticide Worker Safety Programs, EPA. Discussion with Levy Schroeder, Director, Health & Safety Programs, Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs; Norma Flores López, Director, Children in the Fields Campaign, Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs and Reid Maki, Coordinator, Child Labor Coalition, National Consumers League.

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