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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 ... Himself - Farmer
Joe del Bosque ... Himself - Farmer
Juan Carlos Oseguera ... Himself - Filmmaker
... Himself - Activist
Patrick Cavanaugh ... Himself - Reporter
Lupita Lomeli ... Herself - TV Personality
Jim Costa ... Himself - Politician
Devin Nunes ... Himself - Politician (archive footage) (as Rep. Devin Nunes)
George Miller ... Himself - Politician (archive footage)
Ray Appleton ... Himself - Radio Personality (archive footage)
... Himself - Former Mayor
Miguel Oseguera ... Immigrant
Rosalba Oseguera-Zavala ... Immigrant
Edwin Oseguera ... Immigrant
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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16 May 2014 (USA)  »

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Best Documentary, 2013 International Monarch Film Festival See more »

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Remedy of Life
Written by Eduardo Oseguera
Performed by Eduardo Oseguera
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Very enlightening...
10 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

This documentary does a great job of shedding light on an important issue that many people aren't aware of. If you live in California, you should make it a point to watch this. It has good pacing and kept my attention, even though this particular issue doesn't directly affect me. It's always important to see both sides of every argument. This is a great example of what can happen when we don't take a close look at the consequences of political action before casting our vote. In an effort to save salmon, Californians voted to cut off the flow of critical water to many of the farmers in the central valley, creating some pretty serious problems.


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