Telemundo, Weather Channel ready “Harvest of Misery”

The Weather Channel and Telemundo are gearing up to premiere the investigative documentary Harvest of Misery, otherwise known as Cosecha de Miseria, on July 16.
July 12, 2016

American cable net The Weather Channel and U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster Telemundo are gearing up to premiere the investigative documentary Harvest of Misery, otherwise known as Cosecha de Miseria, this Saturday. 

A coproduction between Noticias Telemundo and The Weather Channel, the film will look to expose the child labor practices on coffee plantations in the Mexican state of Chiapas.

The film, which will be available in both Spanish and English, documents the tasks undertaken by migrant children working in coffee production, while exposing the role regulatory agencies, intermediaries and transnational companies have in prolonging the situation.

The documentary features exclusive interviews with young workers, parents, coffee farmers, merchants, labor activists and agencies charged with protecting the rights of children.

Cosecha de Miseria, which airs Saturday (July 16) at 9 p.m. EST/PST across Telemundo, marks the second collaboration between the Spanish-language broadcaster and The Weather Channel. The nets share a news and documentary Emmy Award, among others, for their 2014 doc Muriendo por Cruzar.

In addition to linear broadcast, the film will also be available on July 16 across Telemundo’s digital properties, the Telemundo News App and YouTube channel, as well as The Weather Channel’s digital portal, where it will be broadcast in English.

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