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Bitter Brew

Bitter Brew: File on 4 tells the story of African tea plantation workers subjected to horrific violence because of their tribal identity.

With the rise in ethical consumerism, File on 4 explores the hidden suffering of tea workers in Africa. Attacked because of their tribal identity, reporter Anna Cavell hears harrowing stories of murder, rape and violence and asks whether more could or should have been done to protect them when trouble broke out.

Producer: Nicola Dowling
Reporter: Anna Cavell
Editors: Gail Champion & Andrew Smith

Photo credit:; carefullychosen\Getty Images

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