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Dominican Republic

Black Sugar.

Examines the mistreatment of Haitian laborers hired to cut sugar cane on plantations owned by the Dominican Republic State Sugar Council. Describes fraudulent recruitment promises, the practice of confiscating workers' official papers, extremely low wages, and the squalor, disease, and hunger of the work camps. 1989. 58 min.

Dreams Ensnared: The Dominican Migration to New York.

This film discusses the mass immigration to the United States from the Dominican Republic due to the poor economic conditions there. Includes interviews with people, primariy women, who have emigrated and gives details on the hardships the travelers endure. Dist. Cinema Guild. 1994. 22 min.

Expelled.

For decades people of Haitian descent have faced discrimination and racism in the Dominican Republic. This video documents the Dominican government's practice of illegal explusions of people of Haitian descent who live in the Dominican Republic. A production of the Witness Project which uses video technology to investigate human rights abuses. Dist.:Witness Project. 2001. 11 min.

Paradise Lost (Portrait of the Caribbean; 3).

The Spanish legacy in the Caribbean is examined with a look at life in the Dominican Republic. c1992. 45 min.