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The Miracle of Almería

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The Miracle of Almería


At the far end of Europe, on the southern border of Spain, lies Almería. It is a huge province completely covered with white plastic, harbouring Europe’s largest vegetable garden. It is the place where our tomatoes come from, even in winter. But under all the plastic, strange things happen… Today, the vegetable garden inevitably moves to Morocco. Spanish farmers dive well under their prices to keep in the race. 120.000 migrants work in slave-like conditions on the plantations.
In The Miracle of Almería, people from the region show the blind spots of the capitalist system. Each from their own perspective, they present film scenes portraying a recent or less recent memory. Using their storytelling and imagination, we discover the underlying economic, political and social dynamics. And their explosive consequences in society


Producer Emmy Oost

Co-producer Katja Draaijer - BALDR Film

Co-producers David Fonjallaz & Louis Mataré - Lomotion

With the support of The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Belgian Development Cooperation, The Corona Emergency Fund of the Flanders Government, Eurimages, Federal Office of Culture (FOC), Netherlands Film Fund, Berner Filmförderung, Burgergemeinde Bern, Creative Europe MEDIA of the European Union, Doha Film Institute, Mediafonds - LEF stipend, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, Kunsten en Erfgoed, The Pascal Decroos Fund, Sabam for Culture, Casa Kafka Pictures, Casa Kafka Pictures Movie Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius, The Tax Shelter of the Belgian federal government


DAE Encouragement Award at Visions du Réel (CH) 2020


Docs in Thessaloniki 2017


DOK Leipzig Co-Production Market 2017

Medimed 2018

Venice Gap-Financing Market 2019

Docs in Progress - Visions du Réel 2020

Qumra 2021

First Cut Lab 2021