Eva Longoria ALMA awards 2011

Eva Longoria, Executive Producer, accepts the Special Achievement Award for THE HARVEST/LA COSECHA at the 2011 NCLR ALMA awards

The Harvest/La Cosecha is honored to have received a Special Achievement Award at the 2011 NCLR ALMA awards. Thank you to all of those who made The Harvest/La Cosecha possible including: Director U. Roberto Romano, Executive Producers Susan MacLaury and Albie Hecht, Producer Rory O’Connor and of course Executive Producer Eva Longoria who accepted the award in person.

The Harvest/La Cosecha, Shine Global’s latest film, tells the story of three of the more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat. Zulema, Perla and Victor labor as migrant farm workers, sacrificing their own childhoods to help their families survive. The film profiles these three as they journey from the scorching heat of Texas’ onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards and back south to the humidity of Florida’s tomato fields to follow the harvest. “It’s important that we know this is happening in the United States” said Eva Longoria in her acceptance speech, “the most well fed nation in the world is exploiting this labor force of children.”

The Harvest/La Cosecha will premier on EPIX pay cable on October 5th and the DVD is now available for pre-order from Cinema Libre Studio

The ALMA awards, broadcast on NBC on Friday September 16th, are a one-of-a-kind tribute to the spirit of pioneering Latinos in television, film, and music. It is an opportunity to applaud the incredible, enriching contributions that Latinos make to American culture and celebrate our country’s Hispanic heritage.
Since 1995, the NCLR ALMA Awards has promoted fair, accurate, and representative portrayals of Latinos in entertainment. As they honor the incredible talent of our community, they expect new generations to learn from the examples set by awardees such as Salma Hayek, Shakira, Narciso Rodriguez, America Ferrera, Edward James Olmos, and many more.

You can view the full pre-show at Telemundo.com