A story of abuse, sexual harassment, wage slavery and racism – taking place in secret on Australian farms.
Directed by Christina Stenseth, 88 Days a Slave unearths the troubling stories of young internationals involved in Australia’s controversial Working Holiday Visa Scheme and the substandard treatment they’ve experienced working on rural farms.
As someone who has experienced exploitation on farms firsthand, Christina exposes the abuses international workers are forced to deal with and how Australian farmers are reliant upon seasonal workers to pick their crops. The recent pressure caused by COVID-19 to cover labour shortages has only increased these issues.
Exploring unsafe work practices, accommodation scams and challenging conditions, 88 Days a Slave gives a fresh perspective on Australia’s farm practices that have been hidden away until now.