Immigrant farm worker Jose Gonzalez churns the fertile dirt of Yuma, Arizona, one of the country’s most important agricultural river valleys. With 350 days of sunshine, more than 90 percent of the U.S.’s winter supply of leafy vegetables are grown there. It’s satisfying, honest work. And Gonzalez, his family and his church have built a thriving community around the life-giving Colorado River. But the river is over allocated, dammed and diverted. Leche y Miel asks the question: Can Yuma continue to be the promised land of milk and honey for the community’s future?
- Justin Clifton