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11 Video Clips: Harvey Richards Documentary Films

Filmmaker Harvey Richards made four documentary films about the exploitation of farmworkers by California Agribusiness – Factory Farms (1959) | The Harvesters (1960) | Uno Veintecinco (1962) | The Land Is Rich (1966). These films are available for purchase at estuarypress.com. These video clips are provided courtesy of Paul Richards.

 

Film Trailer: “Soldiers of the Fields:The Bracero Program” 1942-1964

Gilbert G. Gonzalez and Vivian Price, Co-Directors, Adrian Salinas, Editor, Xochitl Gonzalez, Assistant Editor
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Launch video: here

 

8 Video Clips: Cesar Chavez Speaks at Harvard University

| Social Change | Pesticides | UFW Boycott | Robert F. Kennedy | Labor History | Social Justice 1 | Social Justice 2 | Nonviolence | Social Justice 2 |

 

Reenactment: Cesar Chavez Chicano Moratorium Speech 1971

Launch video: here

 

Gilbert Padilla: His Story

One of the founding members of the National Farm Workers Association (1962), Gilbert Padilla talks about being raised as a Mexican-American: his family, his education, his work, and his introduction to providing services to farmworkers. (Interview courtesy of San Diego videographer, Bob Hatton)

 

Luis Valdez: 3 Video Clips from ¡Huelga!

| The Plight of Farmworkers | The March to Sacramento | Acto of El Teatro Campesino |

 

2 Video Clips: “¡HUELGA!”

| DiGiorgio Corporation Imports Strikebreakers | Delano Strikers Sign-Up DiGiorgio Field Workers |

 

3 Video Interviews With Delano Strikers

| Beatrice Roman & Esther Uranday | Jesus Marin & Rico Barrera | Roberto Bustos | Transcript: Barrera Brothers Interview

 

7 Video Clips: “SI SE PUEDE”

| Dolores Huerta (1+ minute) | Richard Chavez | Plight of Arizona Farmworkers | Richard Cook | Coretta Scott King | Robert Kennedy, Jr. | Joan Baez |

 

“Community Organizing” – Cesar Chavez Speaks At McGill University – 1973

Launch video: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

 

Police/Teamster Violence Against United Farm Worker Strikers – 1973

Documentary Film Footage and Narration: Courtesy of Glen Pearcy/Glen Pearcy Productions

 

Fred Ross Memorial Service – 1992

Speakers Include: | Jerry Cohen | Ann Howden | Tony Rios | Jim Drake | Jessica Govea | Luis Valdez | Jimmy Herman | Nancy Pelosi | Dolores Huerta | Fred Ross Jr. | Julia Ross | Cesar Chavez |

Launch video from Part 1: here – 2 hours

Launch video from part 2: here – 30 minutes

 

9 Documentary Films About Cesar Chavez and the Farmworker Movement

Film Titles: | Huelga (1966) | Decision at Delano (1966) | ¡HUELGA! (1968) | This Week: California Grape Strike (1969) | Nosotros Venceremos (1971) | SI SE PUEDE (1972) | Road to Delano (1972) | Fighting For Our Lives (1st cut: 1973) | Wrath of Grapes (1986) |

Launch video: Huelga (1966)
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Launch video: Decision At Delano (1966)
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Launch video: ¡Huelga! (1968)
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Part 3
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This Week: California Grape Strike (1969)

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Nostoros Venceremos (1971) | Read more about this video here | Video Translation here

Launch video: SI SE PUEDE (1972)
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Part 5

Launch video: Road to Delano (1972)
Part 1
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Part 3

Launch video: Fighting For Our Lives (1st cut: 1973)
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Launch video: Wrath of Grapes (1986)
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Primary source accounts: photographs, oral histories, videos, essays and historical documents from the United Farm Worker Delano Grape Strikers and the UFW Volunteers who worked with Cesar Chavez to build his farmworker movement.

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