Cosecha de Miseria
Role: Editor | Production Company: Telemundo, The Weather Channel, and Efran Films | Air Date: July 16, 2016
“Cosecha de Miseria” is the product of nine months of research documenting the tasks performed by the migrant children who work in coffee production and the role played by regulatory agencies, intermediaries and transnational companies in perpetuating the situation. The Noticias Telemundo and The Weather Channel investigative teams visited plantations in Chiapas to uncover working conditions there and explore the circumstances that make such exploitation possible. The documentary features the testimony of young workers and their parents, in addition to interviews with coffee farmers, merchants, labor activists and agencies charged with protecting the rights of children.