The UCI Film and Video Center and “Cosecha Latina” series, in co-sponsorship with the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies, present:

Film Premiere: “Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program”
Directed by Gilbert G. González, Professor, Chicano/Latino Studies, UCI
and Vivian Price, Ph.D., Political Science, UCI

Thursday, May 20, 2010
Humanities Instructional Building (HIB) 100

Reception: 6:15 p.m.
Screening: 7:00 p.m.
Q & A with the directors to follow

Hidden within the historical accounts of minorities, workers and immigrants in American society is the story of the millions of Mexico’s men and women who experienced the temporary contract worker program known as the Bracero Program. Established to replace an alleged wartime labor shortage, research reveals that the Program intended to undermine farmworker unionization. Harvest shows how several million men, in one of the largest state managed migrations in history, were imported from 1942 to 1964 to work as cheap, controlled and disposable workers. The documentary features the men speaking of their experiences and addresses what to expect from a new temporary contract worker program.

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