BITTER CANE

BITTER CANE

    Price: $210.00

    Code: 1776
    Format: DVD

    Produced by Haiti Films
    1983, 75 mins.
    Purchase: $210 Rental: $125



    Examines the history of Haiti, from the 1804 revolution to the occupation (1915-34) by U.S. Marines, and the repressive Duvalier regimes of `Papa Doc' and `Baby Doc.' Interviews with peasants, landowners, merchants and U.S. businessmen reveal the workings of the semi-feudal agricultural system and the rapidly growing industrial sector, including such consequences as growing unemployment in the U.S. and the perilous ocean voyage of Haitian refugees.

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    Festivals & Awards

    Silver Plaque, Chicago Film Festival
    Award of Merit, Latin American Studies Association


    Reviews

    "An especially instructive case study of U.S.-Third World relations...Highly recommended for general and special audiences."
    Library Journal