Holed up with his family in their Parma flat, Tobias Jones tells of the eerie atmosphere in a country usually known for sociability, chaos and fun.
Italian farmers get 7.5 cents for a kilo of tomatoes. Consumers pay €2, for a 2,567% markup. It’s a mafia-ridden system that can’t exist without exploiting immigrant labor. “In accepting these industrial prices, we’re actually selling the skin of the farm-workers.”
In Italy, the 2011 murder of Yara Gambirasio has sent shockwaves through entire communities, prompting the police to launch the most complex investigation in the country’s history — an investigation that would end up exposing family secrets that had been buried for decades.