Film screening: The Harvest
THE HARVEST: THE STORY OF THE CHILDREN WHO FEED AMERICA (USA, 2011, 80 min.)
Directed by: U. Roberto Romano
Get an intimate glimpse into the lives of children who struggle to dream while working 12 to 14 hours a day, 7 days a week to feed America. Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat. Zulema, Perla and Victor labor as migrant farm workers and sacrifice their own childhoods to help their families survive. The film profiles these three as they follow the harvest from the scorching heat of Texas' onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards and back south to the humidity of Florida's tomato fields. Directed and produced by U. Roberto Romano. Executive Producers: Albie Hecht, Susan MacLaury, Rory O'Connor, Eva Longoria, Raul Padilla and Alonzo Cantu.
This screening is part of the Environmental Film Festival and will be followed with a discussion moderated by Kevin Keaney, Chief of EPA's Pesticide Worker Safety Programs will include Levy Schroeder, Director of Health and Safety Programs at the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP), Norma Flores Lopez, Director of AFOP's Children in the Fields Campaign and former child farmworker, and Reid Maki, Coordinator of the Child Labor Coalition at the National Consumers League.
Free screening. Reservations required. Either call 202-549-4172 or register online.
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
(Metro: Eastern Market)