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THE PRICE OF SUGAR
USA: Mitropoulos Films
Cast: Father Christopher Hartley, Paul Newman (narrator)
Director: Bill Haney
Countries: USA / Dominican Republic
USA Release Date: 28 September 2007 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
The Dominican Republic is a tropical tourist paradise but out of sight thousands of dispossessed Haitians work 12 hour days 7 days a week, often without basic necessities, harvesting sugar cane in the plantations there.
When a charismatic Spanish priest called Father Christopher Hartley arrives in the Dominican Republic he i warned not to visit the plantations where many of his parishioners live. THE PRICE OF SUGAR is a documentary that lifts the lid and exposes these modern-day slavery practises that apparently exist within the global sugar trade.