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Valley of Tears

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 17 min.
  • Genres: Business, Culture & Society, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues, Workplace Issues
  • Director:Hart Perry


Directed by Hart Perry, this documentary centers around the experience of Mexican-Americans in the heart of conservative Texas. The focus is on the onion-laborers strike of 1972 -- hence its nickname, the Valley of Tears -- which resulted from horrific conditions and laughable "living" wages. The strike stirred up the already rampant inequality within Lambertville, TX, which has persisted within the Texas town (and, arguably, throughout the...more

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