Los Lecheros:


The fates of undocumented immigrant workers and Wisconsin's $43 billion dairy industry are closely intertwined – and both are grappling with their options for survival as Trump administration policies increase their fears of ICE raids, deportations and separation of children from their families.

Los Lecheros - Trailer

About the Film

A collaboration between Twelve Letter Films and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, Los Lecheros gets to the heart of the relationship between farmers, undocumented immigrant workers, families, activists, and a state economy as they all respond to the pressures of anti-immigrant threats and legislation. Los Lecheros is a timely document of a community working both for and against its own best interests.



Awards

REGIONAL EDWARD R. MURROW AWARD
IDA AWARD 2018 SHORTLIST


Screenings


ONLINE: 
THE ATLANTIC

BROADCAST: 
10THIRTYSIX   -   Milwaukee PBS   -   May 17, 20, 22, 23, 2018
¡ADELANTE!  (Spanish-language broadcast)   -   Milwaukee PBS   -   June 14, 2018

   
FESTIVALS:

MEET THE PRESS / AFI FILM FESTIVAL   -   Washington, DC   -   November 13, 2017
DOC NYC   -   New York City   -   November 16, 2017
BIG SKY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL   -   Missoula, MT   -   February 18, 19, 2018
DURANGO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL   -   Durango, CO   -   March 1, 3, 2018

MARTHA’S VINEYARD FILM FEST   -   Martha’s Vineyard, MA   -   March 17, 2018
GREEN MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL   -   Montpelier, VT   -   March 18, 2018
SALEM FILM FEST   -   Salem, MA   -   March 23, 2018
SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL   -   March 25, 2018
WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL   -   Madison, WI   -   April 6, 2018

AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL   -   Palm Springs, CA   -   April 10, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   -   April 17, 2018


JULIEN DUBUQUE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   -   April 27, 29, 2018
MOUNTAINFILM   -   
Telluride, Colorado   -   May 25, 26, 27, 2018

TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL   -   Traverse City, MI   -   August 1, 2018
DOKUFEST   -   Prizren, Kosovo   -   August 6, 2018

MOUNTAINFILM IN ASPEN - Aspen, CO - August 22 & 23, 2018
NEW YORK LATINO FILM FESTIVAL   -   New York City   -   August 24, 2018

MOUNTAINFILM IN COLORADO SPRINGS - Colorado Springs, CO - September 12, 2018
BENDFILM FESTIVAL - Bend, OR - October 12, 13, 2018
DOCSMX - Mexico City - October 12, 2018
FRESH COAST FILM FESTIVAL
 - Marquette, MI - October 19, 20 2018

UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION - MONTEREY BAY FILM FESTIVAL - Monterey Bay, CA - November, 2018

SOUTHCOAST FILM FORUM - New Bedford, MA - November 3, 2018
WEYAUWEGA FILM FESTIVAL - Weyauwega, WI - November 8, 2018

MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR - Grand Junction, CO - November 9, 2018
PEAK MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR - West Palm Beach, FL - April 5, 2019
MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR - Evergreen, CO - April 26, 2019

FLYWAY FILM FESTIVAL  -  October 12, 2019

EXHIBITIONS & OTHER SCREENINGS:
WAGING PEACE: 100 YEARS OF ACTION   -   New Americans Museum, San Diego   -   August 10 - September 30, 2018
COLLEGE FLICKS-MADISON COLLEGE - Madison, WI - November 14, 2018
WISCONSIN HUMANITIES COUNCIL
- Madison, WI - May 6, 2019
WISCONSIN HUMANITIES COUNCIL - Spooner, WI - May 21, 2019
WISCONSIN HUMANITIES COUNCIL - Mount Horeb, WI - June 22, 2019

WISCONSIN HUMANITIES COUNCIL - Fort Atkinson, WI - October 2, 2019
WISCONSIN HUMANITIES COUNCIL - Madison, WI - October 7, 2019
SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE FOR REGIONAL TRANSFORMATIONS - Oshkosh, WI - Oct 10, 2019

TOURS:
Are you in Wisconsin? You can now book a facilitated screening of Los Lecheros through the Wisconsin Humanities Council

Contact info@twelveletterfilms.com if you’d like to arrange an educational or community screening.