Los Lecheros

Year
2017
Country
USA
Duration:
21 mins

Overview

In 17 years of working at a dairy farm, manager Guillermo Ramos Bravo says he has never seen a person born in the U.S. ask his boss for a job. Third-generation farmer John Rosenow recalls a time when farms were typically worked entirely by family; now, it’s “about the last thing that you would do; it’s something that’s relegated to the immigrants.” Los Lecheros explains that farms with immigrant employees produce 70 percent of the U.S. milk supply. Republican farmers who voted for Trump are left hoping he didn’t mean what he said about deporting undocumented immigrants, while their workers carry on in fear, or reluctantly return to Mexico.

Production Team

Director
Jim Cricchi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT9TUu1qY7c (403)

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2018 Mountainfilm Festival.