"Dense, contradictory and distressingly honest, 'Valley of Tears' is that rarity among
political documentaries: a genuinely thought-provoking film."
- Dave Kehr, New York Times
"This sobering documentary by Barbara Koppel's cameraman Hart Perry begins as a
fairly straightforward look at a farm-workers strike that once divided a small South
Texas town, but ends as a profound investigation of how racism and a long legacy of
unfair labor practices turned a thriving farm community into a virtual ghost town."
- Ken Fox, TV Guide