Labor laws allow children as young as twelve years old to work in agriculture with their parent's consent. However, children of all ages can be found working in the fields.
There are many great documentaries and dramatic films that can help you learn or teach about about the complex issues that create injustice in agriculture, as well as the triumphs and challenges farmworkers and advocates face in the fight for justice. Here are a few:
Harvest of Dignity is a new, original documentary created in 2011 by SAF, the Farmworker Advocacy Network, and Minnow Media. It focuses on the lives and work of farmworkers in North Carolina, providing an in-depth portrait of the people who harvest our food today.