Hands of Harvest
March 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hands of Harvest chronicles the journey of migrant Mexican women who travel to fishing villages on Maryland’s Eastern Shore to pick blue crabs in seafood plants scattered along its rural shores, offering a glimpse into a renowned American industry being kept afloat by foreign labor. The Eastern Shore has long relied on these women to process the Atlantic blue crab, a viable economic resource and a Maryland cultural icon. Director Adrian Muys explores the history and captures the struggle of the watermen who are fighting to keep their livelihood and culture intact and the immigrant women vital to their struggle. The intertwining of these two narratives provides the opportunity to explore the complexities of local politics, immigration and shifting — and often conflicting — cultural tides. Adrian Muys, 210
Presented by Community Curator Kate Livie
Kate Livie is a professional Chesapeake educator, writer and historian. An Eastern Shore native, Livie is the former director of education at the Maritime Museum and Sultana Project and current adjunct faculy in Washington College’s Chesapeake Semester program. Livie has written about the Bay’s history, foodways, travel and traditions for publications from WoodenBoat to the Chesapeake Bay Journal.