Upcoming Screenings:

Latinoamerika i Fokus 2022 Wednesday 26 October, at 18:00–19:30
Cinema Panora, Friisgatan 19D, Malmö

When Maria’s husband died, she was told to either leave the sugarcane plantation or to work in the only existent job: cutting and planting cane.

She decided to work in exchange for  a miserable wage and a rudimentary barrack she and her five children call home. With that, she was accepting a precarious life without electricity, drinkable water and sanitary services. This is how people are stuck in a house provided by the Company, ensuring that no other basic service neither civil rights are provided, maintaining people in a life of misery. The vast extension of a sugarcane plantation in Dominican Republic offers this deal to thousands of Haitian workers. Some struggle to leave – like Maria’s daughter, with few chances of working in a hotel by the coast. Some others are forced to leave – like Leidy and her baby, when her father-in-law retires after 50 years of work. Yet, some others – like Yudelka and Telemin – organize and try to change the miserable situation everyone is living in the cane fields. They are an obstacle that hinders the functioning of the great machine that is the Plantation.

Official selection:

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2021 (World Premiere)
EATSA Art & Tourism Film Festival 2021
Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2021
Festival des Libertés 2021
SomCinema 12 2021
Festival del Cinema de Diritti Umani di Napoli 2021
Resistencia Nuestra Memoria: Derechos Humanos 2021
African Diaspora Film Festival 2022
Impacte Festival de Cine i Drets Humans de Catalunya 2022
Philadelphia Latino Film Festival 2022
Festival de Cine Africano de Tarifa 2022
DC Caribbean FilmFest 2022
Latinoamerika i Fokus 2022