The Delano Manongs - Forgotten Heroes Of The United Farm Workers Movement

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The Delano Manongs - Forgotten Heroes Of The United Farm Workers Movement

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The Delano Manongs - Forgotten Heroes Of The United Farm Workers Movement

Release Date: May 10, 2014

Year    :   2014
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Genres    :   Documentary
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Director    :   Marissa Aroy
Producers    :   Niall McKay, Lisa Whitmer
Writers    :   Marissa Aroy
RunTime    :   28 mins.

The Delano Manongs tells the story of farm labor organizer Larry Itliong and a group of Filipino farm workers who instigated one of the American farm labor movement’s finest hours – The Delano Grape Strike of 1965 that brought about the creation of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW). While the movement is known for Cesar Chavez’s leadership and considered a Chicano movement, Filipinos played a pivotal role. Filipino labor organizer, Larry Itliong, a cigar-chomping union veteran, organized a group of 1500 Filipinos to strike against the grape growers of Delano, California, beginning a collaboration between Filipinos, Chicanos and other ethnic workers that would go on for years.




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