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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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Best Documentary, 2013 International Monarch Film Festival See more »

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A must see Documentary featuring the California drought

The Fight for Water is a film intended for all audiences, which shows the drought in California with a focus on the Central Valley. The purpose of the film is to raise awareness of the California water situation and to draw attention to this issue that has been left ignored for quite some time and which is completely overlooked by people overall. I my self personally wasn't aware about many of the concerns that are raised in the documentary. I had no idea of the devastating impact the drought and the closure of water pumps had on the farmers and their workers, who sought themselves unemployed. Overall, this film projects very well the conditions lived by the farmers, as well as all the issues brought to light. I had the privilege of watching The Fight for Water last year at the Krikorian Premiere Theater, and I can say it is a definitely must see documentary.


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16 May 2014 (USA) See more »

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California, USA

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