According to a 2005 survey, 53% of farmworkers are undocumented (without legal authorization), 25% are United States citizens, and 21% are legal permanent residents.
There are many great documentaries and dramatic films that can help you learn or teach about about the complex issues that create injustice in agriculture, as well as the triumphs and challenges farmworkers and advocates face in the fight for justice. Here are a few:
Harvest of Dignity is an original documentary created in 2011 by SAF, the Farmworker Advocacy Network, and Minnow Media. It focuses on the lives and work of farmworkers in North Carolina, providing an in-depth portrait of the people who harvest our food today. Use the Vimeo link below for free public screenings.