Watch The Harvest (La Cosecha) Online for Free for World Day Against Child Labor 2024

We are making our powerful documentary The Harvest (La Cosecha) free to watch for the week of World Day Against Child Labor 2024. Executive Produced by Eva Longoria, this eye-opening film sheds light on the realities faced by farmworker children in the United States and is a powerful call for action to close child labor loopholes. Let’s come together to raise awareness and advocate for change!  Click here to watch the film through June 15, 2024.

Since 2015, US child labor violations have increased 300% and, in the last 3 years alone, instead of protecting children, 28 states have sought to roll back child labor laws. In response to this, Shine Global has joined more than 50 organizations in the Campaign to End US Child Labor to call for urgent reform to protect children from dangerous exploitation in the workplace, including in the fields where they harvest the food we all eat.

You can add your voice to the campaign and reach out directly to your legislators to make your voice heard. The campaign has created social media assets to share and a state-level letter-writing campaign for residents of states where rollbacks are in active process and a federal letter campaign which anyone can take part in, anywhere in the US.

Today, June 11th, the End Us Child Labor Campaign and the Child Labor Coalition hosted a Legislative briefing for members of congress and their staff examining the ongoing crisis of expanding hazardous child labor in the U.S. and exploring specific legislative solutions that have emerged from the 118th Congress. In addition to campaign members, speakers included Rep. Dan Kildee, (MI -8, co-chair of the Congressional Child Labor Prevention Task Force), Rep. Hillary Scholten (MI-3, co-chair of the Congressional Child Labor Prevention Task Force), and Jose Velasquez Castellano, former tobacco youth worker, among other supporters and advocates.

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About Shine Global

Shine Global is a non-profit media company that improves the lives of children by telling powerful stories to raise awareness, promote action, and inspire change. We produce inspiring films and compelling content about underserved children. Through tailored distribution and outreach, we connect with our audiences in communities, classrooms, museums, and on Capitol Hill as part of a powerful engagement campaign to encourage social change.

Since our founding in 2005, Shine Global films have won more than 100 major awards, including an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject for Inocente and an Academy Award®-nomination and two Emmys® for War/Dance. Recent films include the documentary-animation hybrid Liyana, the hit documentary The Eagle Huntress, Through Our Eyes: Homefront which is available on HBOMax, and the Ariel Award winner Home Is Somewhere Else, which is currently in festivals.