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The Fight for Water: A Farm Worker Struggle (2014)

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When an environmental ruling shut the water pumps to a region of the California Central Valley, a community of valley farmers and their farm workers stage a march across the California Central Valley in order to fight for their water.
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George Delgado George Delgado ... Self - Farmer
Joe del Bosque Joe del Bosque ... Self - Farmer
Juan Carlos Oseguera Juan Carlos Oseguera ... Self - Filmmaker
Paul Rodriguez ... Self - Activist
Patrick Cavanaugh Patrick Cavanaugh ... Self - Reporter
Lupita Lomeli Lupita Lomeli ... Self - TV Personality
Jim Costa Jim Costa ... Self - Politician
Devin Nunes ... Self - Politician (archive footage) (as Rep. Devin Nunes)
George Miller ... Self - Politician (archive footage)
Ray Appleton Ray Appleton ... Self - Radio Personality (archive footage)
Alan Autry ... Self - Former Mayor
Miguel Oseguera Miguel Oseguera ... Immigrant
Rosalba Oseguera-Zavala Rosalba Oseguera-Zavala ... Immigrant
Edwin Oseguera Edwin Oseguera ... Immigrant
Idalia Calderon Idalia Calderon ... Immigrant
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A historical documentary, set during the 2009 California Water Crisis, which documents the plight of the farmer and the farm worker as they struggled to get access to water. Two California Central Valley farmers (George Delgado and Joe Del Bosque), who came from migrant farm workers and whose life's dream had been of being a farmer, take a filmmaker (Juan Carlos Oseguera) around their impacted lands to document how water restrictions and environmental regulations, since 1992, have threatened their way of life, their American dream and their community--to the point that, in order to protect an endangered fish species, an environmental ruling--imposed by the Endangered Species Act--shut their water supply and they had to lay-off thousands of migrant farm workers, which all together, devastated their farming community. Because of that, they felt they needed to act! On April 14, 2009, farmers and farm workers, along with a coalition of Latinos (lead by Latino comedian turned activist, ... Written by Carlos Anaya III

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Feature Film Finalist, 2013 Outside the Box Bakersfield Film Festival See more »

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Thought Provoking Film, A Must Watch
8 May 2014 | by anamcoronaSee all my reviews

The Fight for Water gives viewers a real life perspective of the many struggles farm workers face in the Central Valley. We take the food we bring to our tables for granted, but these people are the ones who make that possible. In this film we discover how easily a natural resource, which in fact is the most basic of all resources, can be taken away from an area and how this can impact so many lives. As consumers, we notice the difference at the register, but for these farm workers, the situation became so desperate that feeding their family became a day to day struggle.

In a time when important films such as Cesar Chavez, are in movie theaters, I believe it is important to also look past the actors and see the reality of this situation through the eyes of the people who actually live it day by day.

I highly recommend this film!


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16 May 2014 (USA) See more »

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California, USA

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