Recommended Films

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:

Highlighted Film

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.

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Dramatic Films

Cesar Chavez (2014)

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Salt of the Earth (1954)

Sin Nombre (2009)


Documentary Films

389 Miles: Living the Border (2008)

9500 Liberty (2009)

After I Pick the Fruit (2011)

Brother Towns: Pueblos Hermanos (2010)

Children in the Fields (2008)

Dollar a Day, Ten Cents a Dance (1984)

El Contrato: The Contract (2003)

Fair Food: Field to Table

Farmingville (2004)

El Field (2011)

The Fight in the Fields (1997)

Films about Cesar Chavez

Focus on the Farm Worker: The Union (PCUN, 2011)

Food Chains (2014)

Food Inc. (2008)

From the Mountains to the Maquiladoras (1993)

The Garden (2008)

The Guestworker (2006)

The Harvest / La Cosecha (2011)

Harvest of Dignity (2011)

Harvest of Shame (1960)

H2 Worker (1990)

Immokalee USA (2008)

King Corn (2006)

La Vida no es facil / Life is Not Easy (2006)

Legacy of Shame. CBS News (1995)

Life and Debt (2001)

Makers: Women Who Make America (2012) [Dolores Huerta]

Morristown: In the Air and Sun (2007)

Nuestra Comunidad: Latinos in North Carolina (2001)

New Harvest Old Shame (1990)

El Norte (1983)

Our Daily Bread (2005)

Paying the Price: Migrant Workers in the Toxic Fields of Sinaloa (2008)

Standards of Living (2005)

Tobacco Money Feeds my Family (2003)

Undeterred (2019)

Viva la Causa (2008)

We Feed The World (2005)