The Harvest

The Harvest (Spanish: La Cosecha) is a documentary film about agricultural child labor in America. The film depicts children as young as 12 years of age who work as many as 12 hours a day, six months a year, subject to hazardous conditions: heat exposure, pesticides, and dangerous work. The purpose of the documentary is to bring awareness of the harsh working conditions which tens of thousands of children face in the fields of the United States each year and to enact the Children’s Act for Responsible Employment (CARE Act, HR 3564) which will bring parity of labor conditions to field workers that are afforded to minors in other occupations.

color, 80 minutes

Author: Romano, U. Roberto
Call Letter: VBh
Call Number: 19
Publication Format: DVD
Publication Year: 2011Website:

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