The Harvest / La Cosecha (educational)

  • Directed by: U Roberto Romano
  • Executive Produced by: Eva Longoria, Albie Hecht and Susan MacLaury
  • Produced by: Rory O'Connor

Released: 2011
Running Time: 80 min
Subjects: Agricultural Studies, Worker's Rights, Human Rights

Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat. Zulema, Perla and Victor labor as migrant farm workers, sacrificing their own childhoods to help their families survive.

THE HARVEST (La Cosecha) profiles these three as they journey from the scorching heat of Texas’ onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards and back south to the humidity of Florida's tomato fields to follow the harvest. From the Producers of the Academy-Award® nominated film, WAR/DANCE, Executive Producer Eva Longoria and director U. Robert Romano, this award-winning documentary provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of these children who struggle to dream while working 12 – 14 hours a day, 7 days a week to feed America.



  • WINNER - San Antonio Audience Award Best Documentary (2011)
  • WINNER - san Antonio Outstanding Filmmaker (2011)
  • Selección Oficial - DocsDF (2011)
  • Official Selection - Good Food Fest (2011)
  • Official Selection - Full Gram Documentary Film Festival (2011)
  • Official Selection - IDFA Competition (2011)
  • Selección Oficial - Guadalajara  (2011)
  • Official Selection - DocuWest (2011)
  • Official Selection - ¡VivaFest! (2011)
  • Official Selection - Thessaloniki (2011)

Reviews/ Quotes:

"There's not a wasted frame in U. Roberto Romano's documentary THE HARVEST, in which he illustrates the real costs of the produce on your grocer's shelves"
- Ernest Hardy, Village Voice