H-2 Worker

H-2 Worker

Director: Stephanie Black

Cast: Stephanie Black

     
 

An "H-2 worker" is a foreigner who is issued a temporary (6 month) entrance permit in order to do farm labor. This documentary explores the situation these workers find themselves both in Florida, where they do their work (and have their wages skimmed by their greedy employers, who get a government subsidy just to employ them) and in their native Jamaica, where… See more details below

Overview

An "H-2 worker" is a foreigner who is issued a temporary (6 month) entrance permit in order to do farm labor. This documentary explores the situation these workers find themselves both in Florida, where they do their work (and have their wages skimmed by their greedy employers, who get a government subsidy just to employ them) and in their native Jamaica, where poverty is deep and widespread. While it is attractive, the thick Jamaican accent of some of the interviewed workers is frequently difficult to understand.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/2009
UPC:
0767685989234
Original Release:
1990
Rating:
NR
Source:
New Video Group
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:10:00
Sales rank:
77,364

Special Features

Update on the guest worker program; Filmmaker audio commentary; Short film: More Than Luck; Trailer: Life and Debt

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- H2 Worker
1. Farm Worker Program Acceptance [4:18]
2. A Ton of Cane an Hour [5:55]
3. "Hereditary Urge" [2:42]
4. Not Much Sugar In the Cane [5:05]
5. From Barracks to Bus to Field [6:06]
6. American Labor Doesn't Want That Job [7:24]
7. A Matter of Simple Arithmetic [6:32]
8. My Turn to Get Cut [8:46]
9. The Profitability Is Not There [3:56]
10. The Okeelanta Strike [4:48]
11. See You Next Season [8:56]
12. Credits [2:17]

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