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