Friday, April 13, 2012

Child Labor - now there is a problem!

Food+Farm Film: THE HARVEST / LA COSECHA

Friday, April 20th | Doors open at 7:00pm | Film at 7:30pm | FREE

SPACE Gallery | 538 Congress St. | Portland, ME 04101 | (207) 828-5600 | www.space538.org
Part of SPACE Gallery's annual sustainable food event, Food+Farm 2012

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, sacrificing their own childhoods to help their families survive.  THE HARVEST/LA COSECHA profiles these three as they journey 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 to follow the harvest.

From the Producers of the Academy-Award® Nominated film, WAR/DANCE and Executive Producer Eva Longoria, this award-winning documentary provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of these children who struggle to dream while working 12 – 14 hours a day, 7 days a week to feed America.

Presented with the Maine Migrant Health Program.  Discussion to follow film.

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Jon Courtney | Screenings Programmer | Co-Founder

SPACE Gallery | 538 Congress St. | Portland, Maine 04101

jon@space538.org | 207.828.5600 | www.space538.org

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