< 20 Minutes, Government Politics and Policy, Global Affairs and Human Development Business and Economics, Health
Italy, Europe, Advocacy, Human Rights, Social Justice, Labor Rights, Immigration
Director: Diana Ferrero, Carola Mamberto
Language: Italian, English
Synopsis: Over 200,000 migrant laborers, mostly from Africa, work in Italy’s fields. After being exploited for years, the global pandemic made these farmworkers “essential” overnight — but without labor rights or even access to basic sanitation, they are living and working in conditions that have been described as modern slavery. Union leader Aboubakar Soumahoro has been documenting these inhumane conditions and is helping the workers organize to demand real and lasting change.