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The Resource Frontiers : Haiti and the Dominican Republic, by SCEREN-CNDP, (electronic resource)

Frontiers : Haiti and the Dominican Republic, by SCEREN-CNDP, (electronic resource)

Label
Frontiers : Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Title
Frontiers
Title remainder
Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Statement of responsibility
by SCEREN-CNDP
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the island of Hispaniola two worlds face each other: Haiti to the west, the Dominican Republic to the east. There is poverty, corruption and drug-trafficking in Haiti, while an economic boom linked to tourism has occurred in the Dominican Republic. The border is plagued by daily violence and tension. Formerly a thriving, prosperous French possession inhabited by descendants of African slaves, Haiti is now one of the poorest countries in the world. The film looks at the inhabitants of one Haitian town close to the border, Ouanaminthe, which is suffering severe economic, social, political and health crises. In order to survive, many cross the border to sell their wares in the markets, paying a stiff border tax and undergoing humiliating treatment from the soldiers and the Dominican townspeople. The Dominican Republic was formerly a Spanish colony that made its fortune from sugar cane; it owes its recent prosperity to the tourist industry. Unemployment is decreasing, life expectancy is increasing and the inequalities with Haiti are widening. 25,000 Dominican soldiers guard the tense border along the Massacre River, named for the terrible massacres of Haitians that occurred in 1937, ordered by the Dominican dictator Trujillo. Cesca Laugeste, a Haitian shoemaker and saxophone teacher, remembers the massacres and is too fearful to cross the border. We meet Alta Gracia Sanchez, a Dominican woman who organized a lucrative women s association that buys black market clothes in Haiti and resells them legally in Santo Domingo. She crosses the border into Haiti legally and with no problems every day. Juan Carlos, a Dominican mechanic, earns his living on both sides of the border but he s always afraid when he crosses into Haiti. As long as the Haitian economy is devastated, the tension-filled border situation will continue
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
SCÉRÉN (Network)
Runtime
27
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • Haiti
  • Haiti
  • Haiti
Target audience
general
Label
Frontiers : Haiti and the Dominican Republic, by SCEREN-CNDP, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1645962
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1645962/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (27 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209938
  • (OCoLC)747797605
Video recording format
other
Label
Frontiers : Haiti and the Dominican Republic, by SCEREN-CNDP, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1645962
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1645962/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (27 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209938
  • (OCoLC)747797605
Video recording format
other

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