NCLAFF: The Guestworker (Cynthia Hill & Charles Thompson, 2006)


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The North Carolina Latin American Film Festival and Screen/Society present:

The Guestworker
Dir. Cynthia Hill, Charles Thompson. 2006. USA. 53 minutes

-- With the presence of co-director Charles Thompson
-- Shown with short film, Entre los muertos.

Filmed on both sides of the border, the documentary chronicles the life of 66-year-old Mexican farmer, Candelario Moreno Gonzales, who works on the tobacco, cucumber and pepper fields of the Western Farms in North Carolina. He has made this annual trip for 40 years, initially as an undocumented immigrant for which he was jailed three times. Without benefits, without retirement, he battles against the elements, his own age, and the backbreaking work, returning to this farm year after year.

Poster for THE GUESTWORKER (2006)

Contact: Hank Okazaki


Sponsor: Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Co-Sponsors: Cinematic Arts at Duke University, Consortium in Latin American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University