EN - 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, Almeria’s freshwater resources are nearly exhausted as pesticides and large quantities of plastic have irreversibly contaminated the soil. Supermarkets yearly decrease the price they are willing to pay for their tomatoes. Vegetable cultivation moves inevitably to Poland and Africa. Spanish farmers dive well under their prices to keep in the race. 120,000 migrants work in slave-like conditions on the plantations.


Title The Miracle of Almería
Original title Het Mirakel van Almería
Original language Spanish, Moroccan, Bambara
Status In production
Production Majority Flemish
Category Docs , TV series
Genre Hybrid documentary
Year 2020


Technical specs

Running time film 90'
Running time series 2 x 52'
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), VRT, Eurimages, Netherlands Film Fund, DGD, Creative Europe MEDIA, Mediafonds LEF, Kunsten & Erfgoed, Pascal Decroos Fund, Belgian Tax Shelter
Production partners BALDR Film

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Last edited on 18 April 2019

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Director Moon Blaisse
Producers Emmy Oost
Writers Moon Blaisse, Thomas Bellinck

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Emmy Oost
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9040 Ghent
T +32 9 278 0590


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