2011. Mexico/USA. Daniel Rosas. 84 min.
Followed by a discussion with Daniel Rosas
Friday, February 24, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
2011. Mexico/USA. Directed by Daniel Rosas. Every day, in the hours before dawn in a small agricultural town in the California desert, streets come alive with migrant workers who legally cross the U.S.-Mexico border to join harvesting squads. The camera follows teams of men and women who pick produce by hand alongside heavy agricultural machinery. Shot in California’s Imperial Valley and Mexico’s Mexicali Valley, this documentary illustrates the contrasts between field and desert, urban and rural, and men and machines, presenting cross-border relationships as a stunning, complex, and often chaotic symbiosis. Special thanks to Morelia Film Festival. Copresented with Ambulante and Cinema Tropical. 84 min.
In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight 2012: MoMA's International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media
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