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DocuWeek featuring ‘Price of Sugar’

DocuWeek featuring 'Price of Sugar'

The International Documentary Association’s annual DocuWeek (August 17-23) is only two weeks away, and if you live in the L.A. area, take note. This is a string of engagements where a dozen or so nonfiction shorts and features screen in L.A. to be eligible for Oscar consideration. There are some wonderful and empowering documentaries in the lineup, but I especially want to congratulate and recommend Bill Haney’s SXSW 2007 premiere and audience award-winner, The Price of Sugar.

It’s a sobering and well-crafted look at the controversial labor conditions at the Dominican Republic sugar plantations. What makes the story engrossing and easy to follow, is the central character of Father Christopher Hartley, a priest who does what he can to protect and advocate for the underprivileged workers. See it as part of DocuWeek! It will also feature SXSW 2007 selection, Kurt Cobain About a Son.

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