Film - "The Price of Sugar"
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Scripps College Humanities Institute Fall 2013 Event Series - "Re-visioning Food Sovereignty: U.S. Supply and Consumption." Food production, distribution, and consumption in contemporary U.S. society remain problematic. Join us this semester as we pursue a line of critical inquiry across a range of disciplines and debates. Events are free and open to the public. http://www.scrippscollege.edu/hi
Tuesday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m., Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center
Free film screening of The Price of Sugar
Bill Haney, director
USA, 2007, 90 minutes
In the Dominican Republic, a tropical island-nation, tourists flock to pristine beaches unaware that a few miles away thousands of dispossessed Haitians have toiled under armed-guard on plantations harvesting sugarcane, much of which ends up in U.S. kitchens. They work grueling hours and frequently lack decent housing, clean water, electricity, education or healthcare. Narrated by Paul Newman, "The Price of Sugar" follows Father Christopher Hartley, a charismatic Spanish priest, as he organizes some of this hemisphere's poorest people to fight for their basic human rights. This film raises key questions about where the products we consume originate and at what human cost they are produced.