VICE News

Tonight:

Almería´s plastic sea

DOCUMENTARY FILM

PRODUCTION COMPANY: STARK CREW

BRAND: VICE NEWS TONIGHT

CHANNEL: HBO

DIRECTOR: Alex Campbell

PRODUCER: Margot Tiounine

LOCAL PRODUCER: Virginia Fuentes

DESCRIPTION

Vice News Tonight is broadcasted on HBO in the UK and the US. This episode in particular is about the life conditions of immigrants who work and live in Almeria´s grenhouses. As a local producer, I was in charge of researching, finding locations, finding and contacting contributors and interviews. This episode was broadcasted on TV and there is no link available online. 

Almería has the largest concentration of greenhouses in the world, spread over 35,000 hectares. The "California of Europe" employs about 80.000 workers, and 40.000 of them are illegal. Hundreds of tons of vegetables and fruits such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers are produced here annually, fuelling the province of Almeria's economy by $1.5 billion in annual revenue. More than half of Europe’s fresh fruits and vegetables are grown under these plastic shades.

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