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Lonbraz Kann

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"Cane is not profitable anymore. It is the last time the fields will be cut. Luxury residential houses are built where cane sugar fields used to grow. Marco, Bissoon, Rosario and their friends spent their lifes working on sugar cane fields of Nouvelle-Découverte. When the sugar factory closed down, the world they lived in changed overnight." -- www.lonbrazkann.com (viewed February 9, 2016)
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Children of Shadows

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The film follows the restavèk children of Haiti as they go through their daily chores--the endless cycle of cooking, washing, sweeping, mopping, going to the market, going to fetch water, going to run errands, etc. In hearbreaking interviews, the children speak openly and shyly about the lives they are forced to lead. The "aunts" (adoptive caretakers) speak openly and proudly of the vast mountain of work that "their" restavèk does for them. The camera goes deep into the countryside to interview the peasant families as to what kind of situation would force them to give away one or several of their children. Haitian social workers and economists who have spent time with the restavèks speak of the causes and possible solutions to this situation.
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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Breaking Leaves

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"In the Haitian countryside, where people have little access to doctors, hospitals, or conventional medicine, peasants have learned to use local leaves, herbs, and therapeutic massage as a way of curing simple ailments. This video follows several men and women as they take us into the bush to look for leaves that they need for healing. We then follow them home where they explain and demonstrate their way of preparing the poultice or infusion."--Container.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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The Life and Times of Sara Baartman: "The Hottentot Venus"

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A documentary film of the life a Khoi Khoi woman who was taken from South Africa in 1810 and exhibited as a freak across Britain. The image and ideas for "The Hottentot Venus" (particularly the interest in her sexual anatomy) swept through British popular culture. A court battle waged by abolitionists to free her from her exhibitors failed. In 1814, a year before her death, she was taken to France and became the object of scientific research that formed the bedrock of European ideas about black female sexuality.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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Chin

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Mr. Roger, a former Petain supporter, appeals to the 'Reds' and to the son of Doctor Papa, Chin (pronounced like "Chine" in French) to help save his Bel Air sugar factory. The factory is saved but the Roger family, in the grip of a curse, breaks apart and Chin has to take refuge in the mountains ... The libretto is inspired by a true story : the 1955 alliance of the communist Paul Vergès and the sugar producer René Payet to save the Quartier Français factory. "Chin" or "Le Chinois (Chinese man)" was Paul Verges's nickname as a youth because his mother was Asian. The title also calls to mind the Maoist sympathies of the decolonisation movements, as well as the presence on Reunion Island of an influential Chinese community. This theme has already been the object of a 2002 play by Volla [...]
Online
2011