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Please join us for a screening of "Dulce Esperanza: WAMC at 60", produced by Grandvue Productions and filmed under the direction of John Borst.

The documentary covers the history of the need that arose in the early twentieth century for assistance from migrant farm workers in harvesting and maintaining local area crops.  By the 1960s, farmers saw the importance of taking better care of their hired farm workers; it is from this that blossomed what would become the WAMC (Warwick Area Migrant Committee). The filmmaker talks with the farmers who grew up in the area a well as the migrant workers who have also worked the land for generations.  Catholic nuns who started the WAMC children’s program are also interviewed and discuss how they continue their mission today helping those in need. Finally the documentary touches upon how the WAMC helps the migrant farm worker community today and the importance of its educational programs.

It is a beautiful and touching memoir about all the people - farmer and farm workers - who make the food on our tables possible through sacrifice, hard work, and community.

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