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University of Portland junior Scott Hines films a documentary that debuts at 7 p.m., Friday, March 4, in the Bauccio Commons.
Blood, Sweat and Berries photo
University of Portland junior Scott Hines films a documentary that debuts at 7 p.m., Friday, March 4, in the Bauccio Commons.
“Blood, Sweat, and Berries,” a documentary film focusing on migrant farm workers and directed by University of Portland junior Scott Hines, will be shown on campus on Friday, March 4. The free screening will be held at 7 p.m. in the Bauccio Commons, on campus at 5000 N. Willamette Blvd.

The documentary follows a group of three students as they spend a month as migrant farm workers in the West. The film promises an inside look at the sources of everyday food staples and the price of food beyond the checkout aisle.

The screening also offers the opportunity to learn about Youth Migrant Project, an organization in Burlington, Wash., that aims to provide support for migrant workers in the Skagit Valley. The documentary grew out of summer service trips to migrant camps in Skagit Valley the students took with their parishes.

In addition to the documentary, the students have also established a non-profit organization called BSB (for Blood, Sweat, and Berries) dedicated to spreading awareness of social justice issues. A special emphasis is placed on using art as a medium to educate and inform decision-makers about immigration and other issues. It also offers scholarships to college-bound high school students who demonstrate awareness of social justice issues through art.