|THIS WEEK AT THE KENWORTHY - The Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre on 508 South Main Street, Moscow will show the movie about the horrible slavery conditions of Haitian sugar cane workers in the Dominican Republic on October 18th. The big question is if VICINI GROUP again will try to stop the free showing with a lawsuit? Read also: American non-profit org threatened with lawsuit over sugar documentary
Festival of Fair Trade Films
The Price of Sugar
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.
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