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TEDxFruitvale - U. Roberto Romano - Children in Our Fields

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Uploaded on Oct 20, 2011

By some estimates 20% of the handpicked food we eat is picked by kids. In our own country we have legalized an early end to childhood that we do not tolerate abroad.

About U. Roberto (Robin) Romano, director of the The Harvest/La Cosecha:
Robin is an award-winning producer, still photographer, and investigative filmmaker as well as an educator and advocate who has documented human-rights issues for many advocacy organizations including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. He is co-director of The Dark Side of Chocolate, a feature documentary on slavery in the West Africa cocoa trade. His most recent film, The Harvest/La Cosecha, follows three teenage migrant farmworkers across America and earned him this year's National Council of La Raza's ALMA Special Achievement Award.

This talk is part of Session One: Meet for TEDxFruitvale, which was held on October 14, 2011 at Mills College in Oakland, CA. The conference's theme was Harvesting Change, and it focused on farmworkers, labor and other social justice movements, and fair labor practices in business. http://www.tedxfruitvale.org/

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