What to Watch: 'The Harvest/La Cosecha' Documentary on Young Migrant Farm Workers

If ever there was a film that every person in America should see, it is this one. The Harvest/La Cosecha follows three young migrant farm workers as they give up their childhoods to work 12-14 hour days picking the food that winds up on our tables for dinner every night.

Documentary filmmaker Robert Romano gives us a glimpse at the lives of Zulma, Victor and Perla—a group of young Latino kids who are struggling to help their families survive by following the seasonal crops across the United States for jobs. Eva Longoria was so moved by their story that she signed on as an Executive Producer and you will be touched too.

The film opens tomorrow, July 29th at the Quad Cinema in New York City and August 5th at the Laemmle's Music Hall. Visit www.theharvestfilm.com to buy tickets or to learn more about the hundreds of thousands of American children involved in migrant farming and find out the real cost of the food you eat every single day.

 

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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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