Film Screening of The Guestworker
Raleigh, NC Feb. 18, 2013 – The film The Guestworker documents a very grueling season on a North Carolina farm. Meet one of its filmmakers, Charlie Thompson, and hear the story of Don Candelario Moreno, a 66-year-old Mexican farmer who has been coming to North Carolina since the 1960s as a laborer through the U.S. government’s H-2A Visa program.
Come to a film screening of The Guestworker and meet Thompson on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Filmed on both sides of the border, The Guestworker looks at the H-2A program from contrasting perspectives. Admission is free.
Thompson will introduce the film and lead a Q&A session afterward. Arrive early for a reception at 6:30 p.m. Thompson is director of the Benjamin N. Duke Scholars Program and the undergraduate program at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.
For more information about the N.C. Museum of History, call (919) 807-7900, access the museum’s website or connect with the museum on Facebook and Twitter. The N.C. Museum of History is a unit of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. For more information on North Carolina arts, history and culture, visit Cultural Resources online.