Since its premiere at UC Irvine in May 2010, “The Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program,” has received positive reviews at film festivals and screenings worldwide, earning the Cinelatino Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Latino Film Festival in 2010 and the Best Educational Film Award at the Amsterdam Film Festival in 2011. 

Directed by Gilbert Gonzalez, UCI Chicano/Latino studies professor emeritus, and Vivian Price, an alumna of UCI’s political science doctoral program, the film explores historical accounts of migrant Mexican farm workers brought into the U.S. from 1942-1964 under the temporary contract worker program known as the Bracero Program. Click here for a Q&A with the directors.

Check it out during the month of September as the documentary will be airing on PBS stations throughout the country.  Local Orange County program scheduling includes:

  • September 18 @ 5:00 p.m. on KOCE (Channel 50.1 for non cable viewers, Channel 8 for TimeWarner Cable subscribers, Channel 10 for Cox Cable subscribers)
  • September 20 @ 1:00 p.m. on The OC Channel (Channel 50.2)
  • September 27 @ 10:00 p.m. on The OC Channel (Channel 50.2)

Click here for PBS programming schedules in other areas.

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