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Lowell Bergman on Frontline documentary 'Rape in the Fields'

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Migrant workers pick strawberries on a hot day in farm fields north of Santa Maria, California. Grant Slater/KPCC

FRONTLINE and Univision News partnered together to investigate the raping of migrant workers. After a year of reporting, the organizations along with journalist Lowell Bergman will air their documentary, "Rape in the Fields," on FRONTLINE on Tuesday.

The documentary looks at migrant women who work in American fields. As they're packing plants, how vulnerable are they to their bosses and other co-workers? Many who are abused are afraid to speak out, fearing that they may lose their jobs, their means to support their families, and be deported.

"Rape in the Fields" was a collaborative project between FRONTLINE, Univision, The Center for Investigative Reporting, and the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley.

Lowell Bergman, producer/correspondent for FRONTLINE, professor of Investigative Reporting at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley and director of the Investigative Reporting Program

"Rape in the Fields" will air FRONTLINE on Tuesday, June 25, at 10 p.m. PST and on the Univision Network as Violación de un Sueño on Saturday, June 29.


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