Poto mitan [videorecording] : Haitian women : pillars of the global economy /
Tèt Ansanm Productions presents; a Renegade Pictures film ; in co-production with UCSB Center for Black Studies Research ; directed & and produced by Renée Bergan & Mark Schuller ; writer, Edwidge Danticat.
Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, 2009.
1 videodisc (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, 2009.
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Cinemtography and editing, Renée Bergan.
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Include extra clips: Chandel; Fonkoze; KOVAVIV; Lambi Fund; Ministry; director's commentary.
Edèle Joseph, Aisha Charmant
Narrator, Edwidge Danticat.
Told through compelling lives of five courageous Haitian women workers, Poto Mitan gives the global economy a human face. Each woman's personal story explains neoliberal globalization, how it is gendered, and how it impacts Haiti: inhumane working/living conditions, violence, poverty, lack of education, and poor health care. While Poto Mitan offers in-depth understanding of Haiti, its focus on women's subjugation, worker exploitation, poverty, and resistance demonstrates these are global struggles. Finally, through their collective activism, these women demonstrate that despite monumental obstacles in a poor country like Haiti, collective action makes change possible.
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In English, French, and Creole, with English, Creole, Portuguese and Spanish subtitles.
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