Danish Supermarkets are removing South African Wines from their shelves following the outburst created by the airing of the film, “Bitter Grapes—Slavery in the Vineyards,” on national television. The film produced by Danish filmmaker Tom Heinemann brought to light the inferior working conditions of farm workers in South Africa’s wine province. These workers are treated shoddier than slaves, with dilapidated living conditions, long working hours in exacting weather and are exposed to toxic pesticides day long. The workers were paid in alcohol rather than money, which was equivalent to the dop system existed in the apartheid-era.
Supermarket chain Dagrofa has pulled products from the Robertson Winery, featured in the film as among the worst abusers.