"Blood, Sweat and Berries," a full-length documentary co-produced by Saint Martin's student Jacob Suazo, will premiere at 7 p.m. today in Room 110 of Harned Hall at the university, 5300 Pacific Ave. S.E., Lacey. The event is free and open to the public.
Suazo worked on the film with University of Portland student Scott Hines, University of Washington student Teresa Javillonar and Rex Yabut of Tacoma. The crew interviewed farm workers, farm owners, law enforcement officials, community leaders, priests, business owners and consumers in Washington, Oregon and California for the film.
The film is meant to be a unbiased documentary about migrant workers, farmers and the impact consumers have on the agriculture industry, Suazo said.
“I want viewers of our documentary to learn that the choices they make have an effect on the quality of life for others,” he said.
Watch a trailer of the film, at www.bloodsweatand berries.org.