Love, Women and Flowers
TitleLove, Women and Flowers
DirectorMarta Rodriguez, Jorge Silva
CountryUK/Columbia
Year1988
Duration56mins
FormatUmatic video
DescriptionThis beautiful and powerful documentary tells the stories of the women who comprise the labour force of the Colombian flower industry in the Plain of Bogota. Flowers are now Colombia's third export industry and cut carnations and chrysanthemums of the highest quality reach the streets of Europe via the International Flower Market in Holland. But behind the beauty of the flowers there lies a horror story of labour conditions in 'Third World' agriculture. Individual women's stories are recounted as representative of the thousands of women affected by poisonous insecticides and appalling health and work conditions.