Southern Spain is the sunniest place in Europe. Since the 70s, the Almeria region has been progressively covered with plastic greenhouses which have reshaped the arid landscape. On an area of 30000 hectares, 3 millions tons of fruits and vegetables are produced here every year and 80% of the production is shipped all around Europe. But this overproduction comes with social and ecological problems. A large part of the workers are illegal immigrants, poorly paid and without social rights. In this dry area, amounts of water are used to irrigate and fertilisers and pesticides are polluting the groundwater. Tons of plastic waste are created and rarely recycled, often ending up in the nearby sea or buried in the ground.

Ongoing project

My dad is passionate about genealogy. For about 12 years, he has been dedicating lots of his time investigating his descendants from Poland, France, Germany and Switzerland. His family tree contains nearly 25000 persons. In 2022, I decided to go with him in the footsteps of his paternal family in Poland, to meet relatives and discover the land of his ancestors.

For half a century, Palestinians have lived under the Israeli occupation. Israel’s policies of illegal settlement, dispossession and land confiscation have deprived them of their fundamental rights. Palestinian society is young, more than a third of its population is under the age of 14, and with a high rate of unemployment, young people have very little future prospects. Subjected to the daily oppression of the Israeli military regime, Palestinians want to believe in a brighter future.