Helga Merits new documentary about Seabrook Farms.Tweet
In 2014 Latvian Foundation awarded a grant to film producer Helga Merits to produce her documentary The Baltic University. Coming Home Soon was produced a few years later.
Now I have started to work on new projects, among them, a documentary film about Seabrook Farms. This farm - one of the largest vegetable factories in the US - was one of the places where refugees could find work shortly after the Second World War. Though the largest group of workers consisted of Japanese Americans who had been interned during the first years of the war and had been looking for a new place to live, after the war people from all countries in Europe came to Seabrook Farms to form a global village. Amongst them were some 200 to 300 Latvians.
In case you know anyone who lived there, or you have lived there yourself, please let me know. I’m searching for information, stories, pictures, but also letters and diaries of parents or others, so that I may include stories of the adults who worked at the farm in the film.
Please contact Helga Merits Tollensstraat 62, 1053 RW Amsterdam, Holland. Email firstname.lastname@example.org