Haiti: Bitter Cane Documentary

Six years in the making and filmed clandestinely under the Duvalier dictatorship, Bitter Cane is a timeless documentary classic about the exploitation and foreign domination of the Haitian people.

From peasant coffee farms in the rugged tropical mountains to steamy U.S.- owned sweatshops in the teeming capital, the film takes the viewer on a journey through Haitian history to a deeper understanding of that country’s political economy.

We see emerging paths of flight-industries from the U.S., refugees from Haiti – which are having profound effects on both societies.