Elliott Gould Narrates New Film "Seasons In The Valley"

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Elliot Gould will narrate the debut feature documentary from director Adam Matalon, “Seasons In The Valley”, which will premiere at The Rhode Island International Film Festival on August 9th , 2008. Hollywood veteran Elliott Gould lends his distinct voice to this gentle documentary exploring the symbiotic relationships between the apple farmers of NY’s Hudson Valley and their Jamaican labor. They are a microcosm of the thousands who come to the US and Canada each year under the auspices of the U.S. government’s H2-A temporary agricultural labor programs. The film is an intimate look at the workers lives, charting their experiences with racism, immigration control and the struggle for personal betterment in a fiercely competitive world economy. This 87-minute piece, was shot on location in New York’s Hudson Valley and on the Island of Jamaica over the last five years. The film features an original score and candid commentary from not only the workers, but also public servants including Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, and Governor George Pataki of NY.

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