“La Cosecha” tells the story of the children who feed the United States.
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.
“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.
Film website: The Harvest Film.
For more information and resources, visit: Student Action With Farmworkers’ web page on National Farmworker Awareness Week.
Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991)