The Guestworker tells the story of Don Candelario “Don Cande” Gonzales Moreno, a 66-year old farmer from Durango, Mexico. He has been coming to the United States in a regular basis to work the tobacco and other agricultural fields since the 1960s. The film also portrays the owners of Wester Farms in North Carolina, the employers who use men like Don Cande to work their fields. The owners see in Don Cande a hard-working, committed man who comes back every year through the H2A Guest Worker program. Conditions in the farm are not optimal, for sometimes the men go for weeks without work due to either drought or rain. The employers provide money for groceries and homes that may or not be adequate.
Length: 53 Minutes