Raleigh, NC Feb. 25, 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 Museum of History, call 919-807-7900 or access ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook.
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About the N.C. Museum of History
The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton Street, across from the State Capitol. Parking is available in the lot across Wilmington Street. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The Museum of History, within the Division of State History Museums, is part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.
About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported symphony orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives. Cultural Resources champions North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy. To learn more, visit www.ncdcr.gov.