The Price of Sugar


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Release Date: September 28, 2007Running Time: 90 mins.
MPAA Rating: None
Genre: Documentary

Cast:
Paul Newman
Father Christopher Hartley
Bill Haney
Tim Disney

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Summary:
Follows a charismatic Spanish priest, Father Christopher Hartley, as he organizes some of this hemisphere's poorest people, challenging powerful interests profiting from their work. When he arrives in the Dominican Republic, he's warned against entering the sugar plantations where most of his parishioners live. Breaking a centuries old taboo, he discovers shocking examples of modern-day slavery intrinsic to the global sugar trade. On an island known for tropical beauty, tourists flock to escape winter and relax with little knowledge that just a few miles away thousands of dispossessed Haitians are toiling away in unseen plantations harvesting sugarcane most of which ends up in the United Sta... Full Summary >>

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