In the summer of 2020, SAF interns partnered with farmworkers in North Carolina and South Carolina to hear their stories of what they’re facing in the pandemic, how they’re coping and advocating for themselves and others, and how they’re carrying forward hope in their essential work. Here are some of their stories.
Telling My Truth: Farmworkers Share Their Stories
Stories and images of what we've heard from farmworkers about their lives, their work, their hopes and dreams.
A video short using images from the SAF archives that confronts myths about farmworkers.
SAF Fellow Robyn Levine documents the experiences of a group of migrant farmworkers who live together and work in the Christmas tree fields in Boone, North Carolina.
Harvest of Dignity
In this original documentary created in 2011 by SAF, it had been 50 years since Edward R. Murrow's landmark documentary HARVEST OF SHAME that examined the lives of farmworkers. We set out to examine how much has changed since then and how much remains the same. The film focuses on the lives and work of... [Read more]
These are the stories of past and present African American and Latino farmworkers struggling to create a livelihood in the face of some of the most challenging working conditions in the United States.
More Than Anything
A view of life for a migrant family living in limbo to work the tobacco fields of North Carolina so they can raise six children up right in the very place where they were born.
Working With And For Family
This documentary explores the theme of family in labor lore: how cell phones connect farmworkers to their loved ones far away, how they distract themselves from loneliness, and how the community in the farmworker camp becomes a sort of family during the long season of work in the fields.
Many Hands, No Faces
Short documentary film on immigrant labor in North Carolina tobacco fields by Student Action With Farmworkers intern Laura Valencia.
This is SAF
A glimpse into who SAF is, what we believe in, and the work we do.