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The Price of Sugar

The Price of Sugar, recently short-listed for an Academy Award nomination, is the story of Father Christopher Hartley, a Spanish priest who fights for the rights of the thousands of Haitians toiling in the sugarcane fields.
December 12, 2007


The way sugarcane is harvested in the Dominican Republic is anything but sweet. Dispossessed Haitians that work under the supervision of armed guards on the scenic island endure long hours, and are often deprived of basic necessities like water and electricity. The Price of Sugar, recently short-listed for an Academy Award nomination, is the story of Father Christopher Hartley, a Spanish priest who fights for the rights of the thousands of Haitians toiling in the sugarcane fields.

An Uncommon Productions film, with partners Bill Haney and Tim Disney

Wrapped: September 2006

Upcoming public screenings: Chicago, January 4-12, 2008 and Denver, January 11-17

Length: 90 minutes

Rights available: Television rights worldwide, with the exception of Canada

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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