77% of farmworkers in the U.S. are immigrants. Loss of even half of foreign born dairy workers alone would result in an estimated 33% increase in milk prices–and immigrants are not only working in dairy. They grow our nation’s fruit and vegetables; raise our poultry, pork, beef and lamb; shepherd flocks of sheep that produce our wool; and produce the trees, shrubs and flowers that grace our front lawns.
But you won’t hear about these contributions on the campaign trail, and most media portrays them as helpless and voiceless. Farmworker, a forthcoming documentary and companion publication by award-winning journalist Diana Prichard is working to change that.
Since Farmworker is being independently produced the project runs on private donations and support. If you’d like to help give Farmworkers a voice and fight for affordable food you can make a donation of any size here. All supporters receive periodic email updates and behind-the-scenes peeks at work on both the film and the companion publication including short stories, photography and video.