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The Harvest/La Cosecha

Theatrical Release: 10/11/2011

  • Grades: 9-12
  • College/University
  • Adult
  • Agriculture
  • Labor
  • Children

The Harvest/La Cosecha

The story of the children who feed America

  • Length: 80 min
  • Director: U. Roberto Romano
  • Producer: U. Roberto Romano and Rory O'Connor
  • Executive Producer: Albie Hecht and Susan MacLaury, Rory O'Connor, Eva Longoria, Raul Padilla, Alonso Cantu

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, sacrificing their own childhoods to help their families survive. THE HARVEST/LA COSECHA profiles these three as they journey 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 to follow the harvest.

From the Producers of the Academy-Award® nominated film, WAR/DANCE and Executive Producer Eva Longoria, this award-winning documentary provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of these children who struggle to dream while working 12 – 14 hours a day, 7 days a week to feed America.

  • DVD Catalog: CLS1135
  • DVD UPC: 881394113527
"In its modest way, calls to mind "The Grapes of Wrath"..." Read More
- Mike Hale, The New York Times
"This documentary is an overdue and much-needed revelation of the injustices suffered as a result of government failure to redress an anachronistic exception to basic child labor law."
Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel, MALDEF
"The hard labor, the struggle of poverty and the love of families — are shown in the documentary "The Harvest/La Cosecha"
- Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan, The Herald Sun
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  • Buy $150 Educational Use License (University/Other)
  • Buy $175 Educational Use License (Non-Profits/K-12)
  • Buy $100 Grassroots Special #1
  • Buy $200 Grassroots Special #2

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