From the Ventura County Star:

"Harvest of Loneliness" won the Cinelatino Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at the 14th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival last year. "It is about a guest worker program with Mexico, known as the Bracero Program, which began in 1942 and lasted 22 years till 1964," explained [Gilbert]Gonzalez, professor of Chicano Latino Studies at UC Irvine who has published widely on Chicano Latino labor history. "The official reason for implementing the program was a shortage of labor, yet when the war ended the program remained, for nearly 20 more years. It brought into the U.S. well over a million men to work primarily in agriculture."

For the full story, please visit http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/mar/16/documentary-about-bracero-program...

 

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