Maria Moreno. Photo Credit: George Ballis/Take Stock Images of Change
ONLINE—For one week only, until March 31, Cesar Chavez’ birthday, watch ADIOS AMOR: THE SEARCH FOR MARIA MORENO in honor of Farmworker Awareness Week. In ADIOS AMOR, the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot—Maria Moreno, a migrant mother driven to speak out by her twelve children’s hunger. Years before Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta launched the United Farm Workers, Maria picked up the only weapon she had—her voice—and became an outspoken leader in an era when women were relegated to the background. The first farm worker woman in the US to be hired as a union organizer, Maria’s story was silenced, and her legacy buried—until now. Watch it now.
This film is supported by a California Documentary Project