Harvest of Shame

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Harvest of Shame

  • 1960 ----- b & w ----- 52 min ----- vhs
  • (Produced by CBS News) (Historical Collection) Depicts the problems of the migrant farm worker; analyzes factors contributing to the situation; and indicates several possibilities for alleviating the conditions. Traces the principal routes of migrant workers on both the east and west coasts as they move northward with the harvest. Pictures the inadequate housing facilities, lack of educational opportunities, and the hardships and exploitation these persons endure. Dramatically portrays the present hopelessness of these people and presents several possible courses of action looking towards solution of the problem. One of the very first, and one of the best, hard-hitting television documentaries. And, sadly, still not out-of-date.
  • Topics: (Agriculture, American Ethnic Studies: Latino/Chicano, Economics, Motion Pictures: Documentary)