Los Trabajadores

Produced by: 
CATA (El Comité de Apoyo a Los Trabajadores Agrícolas)
Year: 
2002
Duration: 
00:20:00

Individual Film Price:

Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $49.95
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $49.95
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $20.00

 

 


Community Visions Compilation Price:

This video is available for purchase as part of a Community Visions Vol. 10 compilation DVD.

Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $139.00
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $79.00
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $20.00

 

 


Scribe Video Center Program:

The Community Visions program teaches documentary video-making skills to members of community organizations in Philadelphia, Chester and Camden (NJ). A powerful way to document community concerns, celebrate cultural diversity, and comment on the human condition, Community Visions is a part of Scribe’s mission to explore, develop and advance the use of video, film, audio and interactive technology as artistic tools and as tools for progressive social change.

 


Project Facilitator: M Rodriguez, P Colapinto, and M Machuga

 


Film Summary:

They didn't get mad. They got organized. Los Trabajadores (The Workers) tells the stories and day-to-day experiences of mushroom farm laborers based in Kennett Square and Reading, PA and examines their efforts to improve working and living conditions through organizing. The video illustrates the weighty challenges faced by Pennsylvania-area migrant farmworkers -- from migration and arrival in the United States to difficult labor, housing and health conditions -- and the benefits and victories that organizing collectively can produce.

El Comite de Apoyo a Los Trabajadores Agricolas (CATA) is a migrant farmworker organization governed by and comprised of farm workers who are actively engaged in the struggle for better working and living conditions. CATA still actively uses the bilingual video documentary in its outreach work.

 

Press: 

December 4, 2002 | Brief mention in Philadelphia Weekly's Reperatory Film section

 

Public Screenings, Broadcasts and Festivals: 

December 11, 2002 | Part of Community Visions Premiere at Prince Music Theater (Philadelphia, PA)

September 10, 2003 | Part of Street Movies screening that was in turn part of Hala Cine Latino Film Festival (Philadelphia, PA)

September 16 & 20, 2003 | Part of WYBE-TV 35's Philadelphia Stories series (Philadelphia, PA)

 


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