Black Sugar

Black Sugar

| 57 min

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This feature documentary offers a shocking look at the living and working conditions of Haitian agricultural laborers in the Dominican Republic. Each year, some 20 000 workers cross the border to cut sugar cane, lured by promises of good money. Instead, they toil up to 14 hours per day and live in unhealthy, cramped camps without running water, electricity, medical or educational facilities.

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Black Sugar, Michel Régnier, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Michel Régnier
  • script
    Michel Régnier
  • photography
    Michel Régnier
  • editing
    Michel Régnier
  • executive producer
    Éric Michel
  • sound
    Catherine Van Der Donckt
  • sound editing
    Gilles Quintal
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl
  • narrator
    Gretta Chambers
  • music
    Alexandre Clautaire

  • CSMesher

    deploring conditions, i wonder has much changed in the past 25 years since this was filmed.

    CSMesher, 23 Mar 2012

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