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COSECHA LATINA series, in association with the UCI Latin American Film Festival:

Thursday, May 20
HIB 100
Reception: 6:15 p.m.
Screening: 7:00 p.m.

World Premiere of

HARVEST OF LONELINESS: THE BRACERO PROGRAM
directed by Gilbert G. González and Vivian Price
(U.S./Mexico, 2010, 58 min.)

In English and Spanish with English subtitles

Followed by Q & A with director

co-sponsored by the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies and the Department of Film and Media Studies

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Bracero

Hidden within the historical accounts of minorities, workers and immigrants in U.S. society is the story of the millions of Mexico's men and women who experienced the temporary contract worker program known as the Bracero Program. Established to replace an alleged wartime labor shortage, research reveals that the Program was intended to undermine farmworker unionization. Blending rare archival footage and photographs together with recent interviews, HARVEST OF LONELINESS shows how several million men, in one of the largest state managed migrations in history, were imported from 1942 to 1964 to work as cheap, controlled and disposable workers. This documentary features former braceros speaking of their experiences and addresses what to expect from a new temporary contract worker program.

Filming

Gilbert G. González is Professor Emeritus, and Historian in the Chicano/Latino Studies Department. He is the author of several books: CHICANO EDUCATION IN THE ERA OF SEGREGATION, CULTURE OF EMPIRE: AMERICAN WRITERS, MEXICO AND MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS, and co-author with Raúl Fernández of CHICANO HISTORY: EMPIRE, NATIONS AND MIGRATION.
Vivan Price is a filmmaker, professor, and activist. She received her doctorate in Politics and Society at UC Irvine (2000) and is presently Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where she also coordinates Labor Studies. Her latest projects include a Tradewomen's Archive, funded by a Digital Humanities grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a community project, Tradeswomen Address the Next Generation, funded by the California Council of the Humanities, for which LGBT youth and tradeswomen produced a series of interviews and posters. Dr. Price has published articles on gender, labor, and technology in scholarly journals and books, and her films include HAMMERING IT OUT (2000) and TRANSNATIONAL TRADESWOMEN (2006), both distributed by Women Make Movies, along with various other short films, http://www.hardhatvideo.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE XI LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL, PLEASE GO TO: http://www.humanities.uci.edu/spanishandportuguese/conf2010/

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