Advocacy & Activism, Arts, History, UFW

Trailer for “The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the UFW”

From BakitWhy.com, “Trailer for “The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the UFW”” by Frederick Alain Docdocil, 31 Mar 2011.

This is hour-long documentary about a small group of Pilipinos who brought about the United Farmworkers Union (UFW).

This is a trailer for “The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the UFW,” an hour-long documentary about a small group of Pilipinos who brought about the formation of the United Farmworkers Union (UFW).

“Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the UFW” sheds light on the Pilipino farm labor leaders who played a major role in organizing the United Farmworkers. The program follows filmmaker Marissa Aroy’s journey as she puts together the story of her grandfather’s role in the Pilipino community in Delano, and what the strikes meant to him and to the rest of the community at that time.

When union leaders Larry ItliongPhillip Vera CruzPete Velasco, and Andy Imutan came into town, how did things change in the small agricultural town?

Using archival footage, dramatizations, and interviews with key leaders, participants, and historians, the film weaves the gripping untold history of The Great Delano Grape Strike in 1965 and how Filipinos leaders began the walkout.

For more information: www.delanomanongs.com/

Read and view video at: BakitWhy.com, “Trailer for “The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the UFW”” by Frederick Alain Docdocil, 31 Mar 2011.

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