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Tales of Sunshine - "The Farmworker"

Through a meditative journey into the depths of Florida ecology, Tales of Sunshine observes the intimate and inspiring stories of four naturalists during the height of COVID-19. Explore this subtropical web of environmental justice with a conservation biologist, an ex-convict fisherman, a mermaid activist and a farm worker coalition leader.

In this episode, Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) member Nely Rodriguez guides us through the orange groves and trailer lots of Immokalee, a farmworker's town in South Florida. This agricultural community nourishes the U.S. population, but as Nely recounts, American consumers and corporations have historically overlooked the value and treatment of farmworkers in exchange for cheaper products. The CIW has organized to bring justice, respect and protection to farmworkers in Florida and beyond.

  • Vincent Marcucci
  • Nely Rodriguez
    Key Cast
  • Carlos Napoleoni
  • Vincent Marcucci
  • Kristen Gallo
    Production Coordinators
  • Christopher Shick
    Production Coordinators
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Cuentos de Sol - "La Trabajadora Agrícola"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student, Television, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 7, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Central Florida
Director Biography - Vincent Marcucci

Vincent Marcucci is an emerging filmmaker born and raised in Cape Coral, Florida, United States. Through an ecological focus, Marcucci's stories unveil the interconnections between the self and the other. His documentaries Split Oak (2019) and Tales of Sunshine: Florida EcoStories (2022) explore environmental beauty and conflict, while his short film Thrift Store (2018) plays with the human-object relationship. Marcucci seeks to share human and wildlife stories that represent justice across time, space and species.

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