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Black Sugar ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB520299
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Éric Michel
Directors:  Michel Régnier
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Agriculture, Civics, Documentary, Global Studies, Social Issues, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1987
Running Time:  57m 50s


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A shocking look at the living and working conditions of Haitian agricultural
labourers 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 fourteen hours per day and live in unhealthy, cramped camps without
running water, electricity, medical or educational facilities.

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