October 25th 12pm-5pm University of Oregon Law School Rm 175  1515 Agate St., Eugene

Free and Open to the Public-reception, food, 5 films, speakers

October 26th 5pm-9pm First United Methodist Church   1376 Olive St., Eugene

A benefit for Huerto de la Familia $5-$10 suggested donation-reception, food, silent auction, 3 films, speakers

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Who Picks our Food? A Place for Labor at the Table is an original social justice oriented film festival featuring documentary style films that focus on different aspects of two interconnected social movements: the immigrant rights and the food justice movements.

FILMS

Huerto’s three-part film series, “Harvest of Pride”, which includes The Garden, Harvest of Pride: Cultivating Community, and  The Farm, Harvest of Pride: Growing Food Leaders uses first-hand accounts from participants in the Huerto’s programs to see how gardens, farming and food-based microenterprises can support and stabilize immigrant and Latino families. Combining the personal stories of Latinos in the Eugene, Oregon community and interviews with food justice leaders throughout the United States, these documentary film essays contemplate our nation’s preparedness in facing a challenging but potentially rich future for its food system(s) and growing immigrant population.

Justice on the Table: In the U.S., food comes to our table with a hidden cost, paid by the people who  work in the fields. Farm workers take on the risks of immigrating and are met with low wages and unhealthy working conditions, while making significant economic and social contributions toU.S. society. This video presents the voices of farm workers and their supporters discussing the personal sacrifices and hard facts around agricultural production in this country.

Harvest of Dignity focuses on the lives and work of farmworkers in North Carolina, providing an in-depth portrait of the people who harvest our food today. It combines interviews with farmworkers, advocates, faith leaders and educators, documentary photos and interviews and clips from the original 1960 documentary, Harvest of Shame, in which Edward R. Murrowexplores social, health and labor issues faced by men, women and children working in agriculture in the U.S.

The Harvest, tells the contemporary stories of three migrant farmworker children who have been torn away from their friends, family, and schools, to pick the food that we eat. We watch the children 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.

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