About one hour south of the wealthy Silicon Valley, sits the agricultural town of Salinas, the epicenter of the 1960s farmworker movement. On the east side of Salinas, in a neighborhood known as Alisal, deplorable housing conditions and gang violence are part of daily life. Big changes happening within the community, however, are bringing about a sense of renewal. This documentary profiles several children of migrant farm workers living in Alisal. Without resources, and sometimes undocumented, their future is often uncertain, but their hope and resilience is abundant. The Salinas Project helps viewers understand this immigrant community that is often misrepresented in the media, and highlights the successes and hopes of this community in the face of adversity.
for more information;
Carolyn Brown’s the Salinas Project: http://carolynebrown.com/films/the-salinas-project/
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