Huerto de la Familia launches new film series “Harvest of Pride”

WhyHunger is proud to support 2009 www. and 2011 www.partner Huerto de la Familia in the launch of their new film series Harvest of Pride.

Harvest of Pride

(the following introduction is re-printed from “Harvest of Pride” at

Elva Hart starts her autobiography, Barefoot Heart, a record of how she and her family overcame the disadvantages of being an immigrant farm worker family, with, “I am nobody; and my story is the same as a million others.”

It is unsettling that the stories of those who have shifted from being a laborer to a farm or food business owner go largely untold, often leaving an incomplete public perception of immigrant families.

Harvest of Pride uses first-hand accounts from participants in Huerto de la Familia’s programs to see how gardens, farming and food-based microenterprises can support and stabilize immigrant families. Combining the anecdotes and stories of Latinos in the Eugene-Springfield community with interviews with food justice advocates and others throughout the United States, these film essays contemplate Oregon’s preparedness in facing a challenging but potentially rich future for its growing immigrant population. 

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Lorrie Clevenger