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A well done documentary on the plight of Haitian sugar cane cutters in the Dominican Republic. For anyone who eats cane sugar you must see this film. The editing is a tad choppy and the film sometimes drags a bit even for a documentary and sometimes I'm "aware" the Father's on a bit of a soap box, but hey it's slavery...can one be to preachy about that?
A very informative documentary about the human rights abuses on the sugarcane fields of the Dominican Republic. The film focuses on the efforts of a Spanish priest who devotes his life to improving human rights for DR's Haitian sugarcane workers.
companies like Equal Exchange have championed the importance of fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate but there are so many other items that are produced internationally by laborers who are being exploited constantly; this documentary is well done in exposing us to an item and two countries that never get any attention in US news: Haitians involved in the sugar cane industry in the Dominican Republic. Father Hartley is inspiring, and this is a must-see for anyone who cares about international human rights issues and wonders where the US gets a good portion of its sugar.
An interesting documentary narrated by Paul Newman about a priest in the Dominican Republic who takes care of Haitians working in sugar cane fields. It's powerful and has a strong message and it's at times difficult to watch.
This documentary about Haitian sugar plantation workers in the Dominican Republic is playing at Pittsburgh Filkmmakers. It's a portrait of the lives of the sugar workers and a priest who is out to make some change in those lives. Since Americans buy the vast majority of the sugar featured here, this movie is a good dose of reality. But it's only playing for the rest of the weekend! Get thee to a theater!
They left out which U.S. Sugar Comapnies Buy the stupid sugar cane from Dominican Republic??? they should have at least some numbers. also they left out how many people have died in the last whatever years.... ummm but yeah it was good...no it's time to write a paper on it BLAHHHHH
all i can say is Father Christopher is very brave... for those who didn't get it, the "price of sugar", is the haitian blood spilled on Dominican Republic earth... and yes, ppl, slavery still exists!!!
This movie makes me want to move to Dominican Republic and volunteer for Fr Hartley. It tells the story of how Haitian workers are exploited and subjected to racism in the sugar plantations of the Dominican Republic. Very disturbing eye-opener to this cruel form of modern slavery. Well worth watching.
For the most part, very insightful on an area I knew practically nothing about. It hits on some issues and glazes over others, which kind of bugged me, but it doesn't feel like it was done to mute one side of the issue; it feels more like there just wasn't enough time in the film.