Los Trabajadores

Produced by: 
CATA (El Comite de Apoyo a Los Trabajadores Agricolas),
Year: 
2002
Duration: 
20 min

They didn't get mad. They got organized. Los Trabajadores (The Workers) tells the stories and day-to-day experiences of mushroom farm laborers based in Kennett Square and Reading, PA and examines their efforts to improve working and living conditions through organizing. The video illustrates the weighty challenges faced by Pennsylvania-area migrant farmworkers -- from migration and arrival in the United States to difficult labor, housing and health conditions -- and the benefits and victories that organizing collectively can produce.

El Comite de Apoyo a Los Trabajadores Agricolas (CATA) is a migrant farmworker organization governed by and comprised of farm workers who are actively engaged in the struggle for better working and living conditions. CATA still actively uses the bilingual video documentary in its outreach work.

Press: 

December 4, 2002 - Brief mention in Philadelphia Weekly's Reperatory Film section

Public Screenings, Broadcasts and Festivals: 

December 11, 2002 - Part of Community Visions Premiere at Prince Music Theater (Philadelphia, PA)

September 10, 2003 - Part of Street Movies screening that was in turn part of Hala Cine Latino Film Festival (Philadelphia, PA)

September 16 & 20, 2003 - Part of WYBE-TV 35's Philadelphia Stories series (Philadelphia, PA)