A Valley Divided explores the ways in which the Latino community in Eastern Washington is finding its voice and demanding equal representation at the ballot box.
In the nation’s fruit basket, where populations are increasingly majority-Latino, elected representatives are still overwhelmingly white. Through verité scenes amongst the apple orchards and archival footage from local city council meetings, the film portrays the two sides of a small agricultural town. The divided community holds up a mirror to the larger story of a changing United States. The film reveals the entrenchment of decades of political discrimination and follows the efforts of Latino community organizers and farm workers who hold onto hope for change.
Directed by Madeline Gunderson (USA)