For decades, migrant laborers have worked the fields of Immokalee harvesting tomatoes, green peppers, eggplants, oranges, and other produce that is then shipped across the United States of America. The backbreaking workday begins well before the sun rises and ends as it sets.
Many of the field workers are undocumented, and they are hoping to keep their jobs as federal immigration crackdowns hover over the town. “You can leave in the morning,” says Florencia, “but you just don’t know if you will be coming back in the evening.”
The Fields of Immokalee, Winner of the Impact Docs Award of Excellence, explores the daily lives of tomato pickers. Via these vignettes, the film offers insight into one of the most volatile political issues of recent elections.
Join the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Farmworkers Association of Florida, the Global Peace Film Festival and Immigrant Food for this live screening and panel discussion.
Stay tuned for a post-film panel featuring:
Tea Ivanovic (Moderator) – Immigrant Food
Julie Taylor - National Farm Worker Ministry
Antonio Tovar – Farmworkers Association of Florida
Benita Lozano - Florida Legal Services
Samuel George – Bertelsmann Foundation (Filmmaker)