March 2010 – American Harvest
March Detroit Abides – American Harvest
See how the immigration issue is tied to your kitchen table!
Anti-immigration sentiment sweeps across America. A journey from Florida to New York, including a trip to the Mexican border, reveals the lives and issues of legal and illegal migrants and farmers working toward a better life.
Is the immigration system in America flawed?
Immigrants are dying to feed America.
Discrimination of immigrants has existed in the United States since the English persecuted the Irish at the beginning of this country’s history. It was once generally considered that if you were Greek or Southern Italian you were not white. Anti-immigration sentiment is nothing new in the U.S.
American farmers and agriculture rely on immigrants to do jobs that Americans won’t do or feel that are simply beneath them. This is causing problems for many people. Some see the problem first hand. Others only see the problems in the news from the perspective of those extreme points of view of the left and the right side of our political system.
American Harvest attempts to shed light on the changing face of the United States in particular as it relates to Agriculture. This film also points out the flaws and inconsistencies of the current U.S. policy on immigration.
The filmmakers follow both legal and illegal farm workers and the farmers caught in the middle of a flawed immigration policy.