The Search for Maria Moreno
Produced by: Laurie Coyle Films
Client: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, USA
In ADIOS AMOR, the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot—María Moreno, a migrant mother driven to speak out by her twelve children’s hunger. Years before Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta launched the United Farm Workers, Maria picked up the only weapon she had—her voice—and became an outspoken leader in an era when women were relegated to the background. The first farm worker woman in the U.S. to be hired as a union organizer, Maria’s story was silenced and her legacy buried—until now.