The Resource Frontiers: Haiti and The Dominican Republic, by SCEREN-CNDP

Frontiers: Haiti and The Dominican Republic, by SCEREN-CNDP

Label
Frontiers: Haiti and The Dominican Republic
Title
Frontiers: Haiti and The Dominican Republic
Statement of responsibility
by SCEREN-CNDP
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
Language note
  • In English
  • Original language in English
Runtime
27
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trade and Commerce
  • War and Violence
  • Economics
  • History curriculums
  • Dominican Republic
  • Haiti
Target audience
adult
Label
Frontiers: Haiti and The Dominican Republic, by SCEREN-CNDP
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (27 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1784876
  • (OCoLC)794307758
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1784876/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993810000000285028
Video recording format
other
Label
Frontiers: Haiti and The Dominican Republic, by SCEREN-CNDP
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (27 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1784876
  • (OCoLC)794307758
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1784876/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993810000000285028
Video recording format
other

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