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The exploitation of immigrant agricultural workers in southern Spain, modern slavery that fills the plates of Europe.

Today, the formerly-deserted region of Almeria in southern Spain produces one third of Europe’s winter consumption of fruits and vegetables and reaps two thirds of the country’s farm profits. This ‘economic miracle’ in a greenhouse relies on the labour of nearly 80.000 immigrants, half of whom do not have proper working papers. In a destroyed environment where the air is vitiated by pesticides and ground water is running out, the village of El Ejido illustrates, almost to the point of caricature, this industrial exploitation of men and the land encouraged by globalisation. Driss, Moussaid and Djibril are day-labourers there, working for a pittance and, as is the case with most of their peers, without a working contract. They stay in chabolas, small constructions made of cardboard and plastic, without water or electricity. Near-slavery that fills our plates...


• Autor – Director : Jawad Rhalib
• Script : Caroline Becker
• Producer : Yves Legreve (Latcho Drom)
• Co-Producer : Muriel Ortmans (Clap d’Ort Films)
Cinematographer : Philippe Therasse
• Sound : Blaise Jadoul
• Editing : Karima Saïdi
• Music : Marc Van Eyck (Some Music ASBL)

Technical Informations

• Lenght : 52 mn - 82 mn
• Year : 10 - 2006
• Languages : Spanish, Arabic
• Version : French, English
• Color
• Sound : Stéréo
• HD 16 :9