Filmmaker Stephanie Black journeys fearlessly into the grim world of Jamaican farm workers who labor in Florida's sugar plantations under temporary H-2 visas, often enduring inhumane conditions and corrupt employers for very low pay. Black also examines the nuanced economic problems faced by Washington bureaucrats, their Jamaican counterparts and troubled American farms. The incisive film won the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize in 1990.
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- Stephanie Black
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; short film: "More Than Luck;" Trailer: "Life and Debt;" update on the Guest Worker Program.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it