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The Price of Sugar (2007)

Unrated | | Documentary | 11 March 2007 (USA)
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On the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic, tourists flock to pristine beaches, with little knowledge that a few miles away thousands of dispossessed Haitians are under armed guard ... See full summary »

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Bill Haney
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Credited cast:
Christopher Hartley Christopher Hartley ... Himself (as Father Christopher Hartley)
Paul Newman ... Narrator
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On the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic, tourists flock to pristine beaches, with little knowledge that a few miles away thousands of dispossessed Haitians are under armed guard on plantations harvesting sugarcane, most of which ends up in US kitchens. Cutting cane by machete, they work 14 hour days, 7 days a week, frequently without access to decent housing, electricity, clean water, education, healthcare or adequate nutrition. The Price of Sugar follows a charismatic Spanish priest, Father Christopher Hartley, as he organizes some of this hemisphere's poorest people, challenging the powerful interests profiting from their work. This film raises key questions about where the products we consume originate, at what human cost they are produced and ultimately, where our responsibility lies. Written by Louise Rosen Ltd.

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Documentary

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Unrated
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Country:

USA | Dominican Republic

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

11 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I timi tis zaharis See more »

Filming Locations:

Dominican Republic

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,384, 30 September 2007

Gross USA:

$3,384

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,384
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Uncommon Productions See more »
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Color
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Microcosm Of Xenophobia
22 October 2007 | by dmacias666See all my reviews

I recommend this film for all people who are fearful of immigrants. I am sure that you will find the absurdity in the fear the Dominicans feel for Haitians. These two groups resemble one another that it boggle the mind that they fail to see that they have many attributes in common. If you come away with this same observation then asked yourself what sets you apart from any immigrant group. They want what you want, and they have the same needs. The differences between them and US citizens will evaporate in a single generation.

The Haitian hate groups should be ashamed of their behavior, but no more than any American-first organization. We live in the same world, we breath the same air, and we share a common DNA. And like the Xenophobic Haitians, you benefit from the labor of immigrants.

The son of an immigrant woman


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