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February 2019

Film: Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program

7 pm

This historical documentary, shedding light on the current debate over immigration reform and the use of “guest workers” in American agriculture, examines what was known as the Bracero Program—a system put in place from 1942 to 1964 to recruit Mexican farm laborers for temporary work in the United States. The film features testimony from surviving braceros as well as these workers’ family members and descendants, along with commentary from featured experts and extensive archival material. Anna Uremovich, archivist for the NHCC’s History and Literary Arts (HLA) program, will introduce the film and give an overview of HLA’s ongoing Braceros exhibition, featuring black-and-white photographs of these workers taken by the photojournalist collective known as the Hermanos Mayo, together with narratives, video, and artifacts that tell the story of the Bracero Program. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

2010; Gilbert G. Gonzalez, Vivian Price & Adrian Salinas; English; 58 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

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