October 16, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Visualization Lab, 2nd Floor
President Bush and some members of Congress proposed guest worker programs as part of new immigration reform legislation. Yet since 1986, thousands of Mexican men have legally entered the United States to work here through the little-known H-2A guestworker program, put in effect during the Reagan years. Filmed on both sides of the border, "The Guestworker" chronicles the life of such farmworkers while looking at the issues surrounding the program. The documentary focuses on a 66-year-old Mexican farmer, Candelario Moreno Gonzales, who worked the tobacco, cucumber and pepper fields of the Western Farms in North Carolina.
View "The Guestworker" trailer here.