La Moitié Lointaine

Every year, the fields of Quebec welcome thousands of seasonal workers from Mexico and Guatemala. The hard decision to leave homeland and family is motivated by strong economic needs. During their stay, the workers face several challenges: long working days, harsh weather conditions, etc. However, the distance and isolation remain the most difficult to bear. These workers leave their family and their country for an average of 22 weeks per year, a prolonged absence that has certain consequences on family relations and on the social dynamics in their communities. Many workers are restricted to the fields in which they work and the accommodations in which they live, largely due to language and cultural barriers.

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