New Show Features Colombia’s Trans Coffee Workers

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Three coffee pickers working on a farm near Santuario, Colombia, who are also trans women from the indigenous Emberá community, are the central focus of the premiere episode of a new series from UK’s Channel 4 for Facebook called “Uncovered”. The 10-minute episode follows Francis, Viviana, and Juliana as they work the fields during the week, socialize in the town on the weekend, experience harassment, discuss working conditions, and face the realities of their low wages. Host Guillermo Galdos also interviews a Catholic priest and a male leader from the Emberá community, who punishes gender non-conforming individuals to the stocks, to highlight the discrimination that the women receive from their communities.

“Uncovered” will feature “the world’s most interesting untold stories” every Wednesday on Facebook Watch.