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Valley of tears

Author: Hart PerryDavid SandovalRichard G LowePamela YatesJuan GonzálezAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Cinema Guild, 2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This film documents the 1979 "Onion Strike" that occurred in Texas when the onion pickers protested their low wages and poor working conditions. The farmers refused the worker's demands, eventually deciding to either sell their property or purchase automated picking equipment. This was a devastating decision for the workers, farmers, and community.
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Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Hart Perry; David Sandoval; Richard G Lowe; Pamela Yates; Juan González; Seventh Art Releasing (Firm); Cinema Guild.
ISBN: 0781511895 9780781511896
OCLC Number: 123903626
Language Note: English and Spanish with English subtitles.
Notes: Originally released in 2003.
Credits: Editor, Richard Lowe; sound, Pamela Yates; music, Phil Marsh; writer, Juan Gonzalez; cinematographer, Hart Perry.
Description: 1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: Seventh Art Releasing ; David Sandoval & Perry Films present a film by Hart Perry ; writer, Juan Gonzalez ; director, producer & cinematographer, Hart Perry.

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This film documents the 1979 "Onion Strike" that occurred in Texas when the onion pickers protested their low wages and poor working conditions. The farmers refused the worker's demands, eventually deciding to either sell their property or purchase automated picking equipment. This was a devastating decision for the workers, farmers, and community.

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Valley of Tears

(EMRO user published 2007-07-26 ) Very Good Permalink
Touting itself today as the “Gateway to Rio Grande Valley,” Raymondville, Texas is a mostly Hispanic (86.63% according to the 2000 census) border town of less then ten thousand, who take pride in their geographic location and sense of community. The Chamber of Commerce webpage describes Raymondville...
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