Watsonville on Strike

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Watsonville on Strike

  • 1989 ----- color ----- 65 min ----- vhs
  • Set the frozen food capital of the world, Watsonville on Trial is an intimate view of the 18 month cannery workers' strike which virtually paralyzed this rural California town. Scenes of workers debating strategy, demonstrating and confronting police are combined with poignant interviews of the strikers--mostly Mexican women. This documentary is an inspiring yet sobering portrayal of this historic Teamster strike and its impact on a local community.
  • Topics: (American Ethnic Studies: Latino/Chicano, Cities and Towns, Labor Relations)