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“Harvest of Shame” A Fair Food – Field to Table Film Screening & Discussion
Sunday | August 17, 2014 | 4:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve | 1595 Railroad Ave, Vallejo, CA 94592
Join us for this film event exploring “Just what is Fair Food?” Taking a nudge from our own multi-media production, “Fair Food – From Field to Table,” we are hosting these events to bring films & advocates together, keeping the discussion going.
Next up is “Harvest of Shame,” the groundbreaking 1960 documentary that shed light on real conditions for migrant farmworkers in the US on CBS television. “Presented by Dan Rather, Murrow’s ‘Harvest of Shame’ is among the most famous television documentaries of all time. Richly photographed and arrestingly poignant, this long-acclaimed 1960 exposé on the plight of migrant farmworkers resonated deeply for a nation unfamiliar with such brutally honest depictions of living conditions that, as Murrow remarks, ‘wrong the dignity of man.’ Smartly televised to millions of Americans the day after Thanksgiving to better tap into their emotions, Murrow’s indispensable classic led to permanent changes in the laws protecting workers’ rights.”
With the film setting the historical context, we’ll then hear from two experts on current conditions, and find out what, really, has changed. We think all together it will make for a very dynamic event!
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