Story+ Project

Student Action with Farmworkers Documentaries

(2018)

Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) has been working with young activists to improve farmworker lives since 1992. Students working on the SAF Story+ project produced a series of short videos that share a representative selection of the themes from our archive of almost 400 oral histories, photographs, audio recordings and videos that SAF students, the majority of whom are from farmworker families themselves, have conducted with farmworkers for the past 25 years. SAF now uses the videos to educate consumers about the conditions farmworkers face and how people can take action for change in the agricultural system.

Project Sponsor(s): 

Joanna Welborn, SAF Communications Arts Director 

Graduate Mentor(s): 

Eladio Bobadilla, PhD Candidate in History

Undergraduates: 

Ethan Ahuna, Mary McCall Leland, Kezia Matson

Outcome: 

screenshot from saf video

The students created a dynamic and moving series of videos:

 

 

Student Action with Farmworkers

Topic(s)

  • Oral History
  • Documentary
  • Human Rights
  • History

Skills required

  • Audio & Video Editing
  • Collaborative Work
  • Community Engagement
  • Language Skills (Spanish)
  • Working with Primary Sources & Archival Research
  • Writing & Editing