Friday, September 21, 2007

The Price Of Sugar

We talked about this documentary eons ago and will urge you once again to make a point of watching.

This documentary is a call for action, a call I suspect will resonate with all Casa Naranja devotees.

THE PRICE OF SUGAR - (unrated)

2007 - USA - English, Spanish & French (with English subtitles) - 90 minutes - Mitropoulos Films
Directed by Bill Haney

Featuring: Narrator: Paul Newman. With: Father Christopher Hartley

On the island of the Dominican Republic, tourists flock to pristine beaches unaware that a few miles away thousands of dispossessed Haitians have toiled under armed-guard on plantations harvesting sugarcane, much of which ends up in U.S. kitchens. They work grueling hours and frequently lack decent housing, clean water, electricity, education or healthcare. THE PRICE OF SUGAR follows Father Christopher Hartley, a charismatic Spanish priest, as he organizes some of this hemisphere's poorest people, challenging powerful interests profiting from their work. This film raises key questions about where the products we consume originate and at what human cost they are produced.

This movie is playing between: 9/28/2007 and 10/4/2007

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