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 US-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 US, refugees from Haiti - which are having profound effects on both societies.
Released in 1983. View it online here: