Over 500,000 children labor in agriculture in the U.S., The Harvest tells the stories of five of these children from Texas, Florida, California, Minnesota and North Dakota. Produced and Directed by filmmaker Robin Romano in association with Shine Global. This is the trailer for a feature length documentary to be released in 2010.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
My homie told me about this documentary a few weeks ago, so I checked out the trailer (below) and I can't even begin to express how sad it made me feel. Being from Califas, an agricultural state, and growing up as a morrita in Oxnard, a city famous for it's strawberry fields I was able to see how the agricultural business runs, and let me tell you, it's not pretty!!! My parents and neighbors all worked the fields, it would break my heart to see them all come home covered in mud up to their knees, their hands all cut up, and tired off working in the sun all day. So to see the stories of children having to put their dreams on hold to provide for their family is something a child should never have to do. I can't understand why our government lets this happen, it's child labor, and it's not right. I have mad respect for these young kids, and for all farmworkers... they do the jobs that no one else wants to do, and they provide us with the food we eat on a daily, with out them this country would be shit. So please support this documentary and spread the word. Thank you Amigos!!!