Saints, Peaches & Wine

Duraznos

Exploring ways to live on the earth and with each other.

 MIGRATION & TRANSNATIONAL COMMUNITIES

Saints, Peaches and Wine.  Mexican migration and the transformation of Los Haro, Zacatecas and Napa, California 
Read excerpt from the Introduction

“Mexicanos en el Valle de Napa: Los 50 años de una comunidad trasnacional,”  La Jornada, 29 de septiembre, 2002.
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 MIGRATION & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER 

"Technology Transfer through Mexican Migration"
Article describes how innovation and technological advances are flowing from the United States to rural Mexico when farmworkers return home. 
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"Woodleaf Farm Lighthouse Beacon Shining in Rancho Los Haro"
by Will Stockwin in The Agrarian Advocate, Fall 2002. 
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 MIGRATION & DEVELOPMENT 

The Mexican Nostalgia Market in the U.S.:  El Mercado Paisano : can it promote development in migrant-dependent regions? 
Paper by R. Mines & S. Nichols (2005)  click here for pdf

The Jerez Agroecology Lighthouse:  a pilot project to support the adoption and diffusion of sustainable farming practices in a migration-dependent region of Zacatecas, Mexico.
 
 
 DOCUMENTARY FILMS by Sandra Nichols: 

THE ONCE AND FUTURE FAIR:  Treasure Island 1939-1940.
Special for KRON-TV, San Francisco, 1989.  Producer-Writer.  
(48 minutes)   more...

THE WATER OF AYOLE.  Filmed in Togo, West Africa.
PBS Special, 1988.  Producer-Director and Co-Writer (28 mins.)
Click here to watch the video:   http://vimeo.com/6281949

AN AFRICAN RECOVERY.  Filmed in Niger, West Africa.
The Discovery Channel, 1990.  Producer-Director (28 mins.)

THE FOUNTAINS OF PARADISE.  Filmed in Sri Lanka.
NOVA Series, PBS 1984.  Producer-Director (56 mins.)

THE FRAGILE MOUNTAIN.  Filmed in Nepal.
NOVA Series, PBS 1982.  Producer-Director (56 mins.)

THE BATTLE OF WESTLANDS.  Filmed in California's Central Valley.
PBS Special, 1980.  Co-Producer & Co-Director with Carol Mon Pere (56 mins.)

MARAGOLI.  Filmed in Kenya, East Africa.
1976.  Producer-Director  (58 mins.)

 
 
 NOTE:  THIS SITE IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

COMING SOON:  
Descriptions of films by Sandra Nichols
Articles, papers and talks on: 
 Carl O. Sauer 
 Alexander von Humboldt
 Mexico-U.S. Migration and the Webs of Connection
 Napa's Mexican community
 Transnational Communities
 The Jerez Agroecological Lighthouse
 "Mercados Paisanos" 
 Pilgrimage and Spirit of Place
 ...and much, much more. 

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