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Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers Movement

Marissa Aroy / United States / 2014 / 30 ' / English

Credits

Nick August Perna
Marissa Aroy
Niall McKay
Lina Larsen
Laura Sinnott
Justin Carroll
Niall McKay
Media Factory
Colorists: Ranju and Sanjit Majumdar
Guitarist: Grey McMurray
Aerial Cinematography: Ralph Rebaya – Heli Watch, Inc.

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DELANO MANONGS explores the little known history of the Filipinos involved in the United Farm Workers Union (UFW).

Synopsis

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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