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The Anger
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The Land Is Rich
The Land Is Rich documents the United Farm Workers struggle to organize California farm workers in the early 1960's. It includes their march from Delano to Sacramento in the spring of 1966. The film contrasts the economic strength of California agribusiness with the migrant workers' poverty shown in bread lines,…
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Uno Veintecinco documents the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC), AFL-CIO, strike in 1962 to get lettuce pickers in California $1.25 / hour. The film interviews organizers and workers and reviews the 20th century history of labor organizing in California's fields. It contains footage of spontaneous strike actions in which farm…
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