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Sucre noir - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB520300
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:  French
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1987
Running Time:  57:50

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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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