VOICES FROM THE FIELDS

VOICES FROM THE FIELDS

    Price: $265.00

    Code: 1720
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Ulla Nilsen and Selene Jaramillo
    1997, 45 minutes
    Spanish dialogue with English subtitles
    Purchase: $265 Classroom Rental: $65


    This documentary follows farmworkers from California's Salinas Valley back to their roots in the fields of rural Mexico, where they recount their everyday struggle to cope in the midst of the globalization of agriculture and the impact of NAFTA. Despite health hazards, environmental degradation and the risks of migration, they have managed to provide for their families and to conserve their traditional practices and values. The video also examines rural development projects that work with farmers to develop an agriculture based on people, not profits, a sustainable model which offers solutions to the export- oriented mode of industrial agriculture that threatens the existence of small farmers and human-scale agriculture.

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