Video — 1 videodisc (approximately 70 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Farm Worker Program acceptance
A ton of cane an hour
Not much sugar in cane
From barracks to bus to field
American labor doesn't want that job
A matter of simple arithmetic
My turn to get cut
The probability is not there
The Okeelanta strike
See you next season
Since World War II, the United States has been issuing H-2 licenses for seasonal farm workers. These workers are meant to be covered by the same laws as regular workers, but these rules are not often followed. While America complains about cheap foreign labor, it uses--and abuses--millions of foreign laborers who do jobs that American workers refuse to do. These people work in heavily subsidized industries, producing the food that North America demands, and because we are unwilling to pay more for that food, employers do not treat these workers with basic human dignity or respect. This film examines the plight of Jamaicans brought to spend six brutal months cutting sugar cane near Lake Okeechobee, Florida, in the late 1980's. There are thousands of H-2 workers in the U.S. in 2008, and their circumstances have not improved with the passing of years. Originally released in 1990, this documentary provides an invaluable resource to understanding current debate over guest worker provisions of immigration legislation. While Florida's sugar cane cutters have been replaced by mechanical harvesters, guest worker programs have expanded in agriculture, hotel, restaurant, forestry, and other industries.
Video — 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color with black white squences ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; tereo; Dolby. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video2rda.region 1.
"A documentary film about the private sacrifice and spiritual conviction behind Cesar Chavez's struggle for the humane treatment of America's farm workers, and the impact Chavez's legacy has on today's generation of organizers fighting for farm worker rights. The film is built around powerful, never-before-seen footage of Chavez's 1988 "Fast for Life," a 36-day act of penance for not having done enough to stop growers from spraying pesticides on farm workers." -- film website http://cesarslastfast.com
Video — 1 streaming video file (52 min.) : digital, sound, color Sound: digital. Digital: streaming video file.
A compelling look at the permanent global food crisis. It interweaves Malthus and Ricardo's theories with captivating expert interviews to shed awareness and offer viewers tangible solutions to improve our planet's food sustainability.