The Golden Cage: A Story of California's Farmworkers - Educational Version with Public Performance Rights

 
9781463117801: The Golden Cage: A Story of California's Farmworkers - Educational Version with Public Performance Rights

The plight of migrant farm workers has changed little since the Depression. The Golden Cage chronicles the experiences of Mexican farm workers in California and their isolation in a land of plenty. They toil under the blazing sun for little more than the minimum wage (and sometimes less) and are exposed daily to hazardous pesticides. Their housing is crowded and ramshackle.

Using historical footage, interviews, newspaper clippings, and black and white stills, the documentary traces the history of the United Farmworkers Union from the 60s to its current decline. It show the tactics used by many agricultural companies to evade using union labor. It gives voice to the farm workers, growers, migrant doctors, and others who talk candidly about the substandard working and living conditions that accompany the harvest. The documentary introduces us to two Mexican families-one documented one undocumented-who tell of their hope for a better life.

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