Documentary about Bracero Program to be screened
- March 17, 2011
- A documentary by Gilbert Gonzalez, Chicano/Latino studies professor, and Vivian Price, UCI political science Ph.D. alumna, is featured in the Ventura County Star, March 16, 2011
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...