The Price of Sugar Reviews

  • Jan 14, 2012

    Makes you question the sugar you put in your coffee every day with such ease...

    Makes you question the sugar you put in your coffee every day with such ease...

  • Jan 31, 2010

    Muy informativo sobre la injusticia en la industria azucarera en RD

    Muy informativo sobre la injusticia en la industria azucarera en RD

  • Jul 22, 2009

    Excellent and so thoughtful.

    Excellent and so thoughtful.

  • Jul 11, 2009

    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 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?

  • Sep 13, 2008

    Excellent - interesting & very compelling. Really makes you think.

    Excellent - interesting & very compelling. Really makes you think.

  • Aug 31, 2008

    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.

    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.

  • Mar 22, 2008

    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.

    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.

  • Mar 12, 2008

    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!

    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!

  • Mar 04, 2008

    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

    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

  • Feb 29, 2008

    One of the best documentaries I've seen in a while. It really made you appreciate the situation and Father Christopher's dedication to his cause and the people.

    One of the best documentaries I've seen in a while. It really made you appreciate the situation and Father Christopher's dedication to his cause and the people.