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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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