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The Other Side of Immigration

Handling the Local Harvest: A Film and Book Event for Curious Consumers

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Jordan Hall, NYS Agricultural Experiment Station

630 West North Street, Geneva, NY 14456

6:30 PM Pre-film reception with Finger Lakes juices and wines

7:00 PM Film showing, with discussion following

This event is free and open to the public

The film: The Other Side of Immigration (documentary) by director / producer Roy Germano

The book: Farm Hands – Hard work and hard lessons from Western New York fields (non-fiction) by Tom Rivers

Join other consumers, farm owners, and local food advocates for an exploration of the lives of immigrant farm workers and what compels them to travel to our region for the annual fruit and vegetable harvest or to work at local dairy farms.  The film’s director, Roy Germano, will be on hand for an exclusive Q & A session immediately following the documentary. Tom Rivers, a Western New York journalist, will be signing copies of Farm Hands, which documents his year-long effort to physically perform the field work typical of farm workers in Upstate New York.

Hosted by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Council and Geneva Community Health,  in cooperation with the NYS Agricultural Experiment Station and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Financial support comes from Lyons National Bank, Red Jacket Orchards, Martini Vineyards, and Pedersen Farms.

Please distribute this notice to others you think may be interested in local food and farm labor issues.

Additional information:

The Other Side of Immigration – trailers, screening, contact

http://www.theothersideofimmigration.com/

Farm Hands by Tom Rivers – ordering, reviews, author information

http://www.farmhandsbook.com/

Map to NYS Agricultural Experiment Station

http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/pubs/press/images/stn_gva_map.gif

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