The Price of Sugar

The Price of Sugar reveals the exploitation of Haitian immigrants on the Dominican Republic sugar plantations, and the efforts of Spanish priest Father Christopher Hartley to improve their situation.

There are many powerful scenes in this film, the trick was to sift and structure them so the story had a clear arc and didn’t ramble off in many directions.  We had planned to tell the tale without narration but when Paul Newman agreed to be narrator that idea was quickly amended.

Directed by William Haney, Produced by Eric Grunebaum


- Short-list: Academy Award 2008
- Emerging Visions Award: South by Southwest
- Best Doc Short: Boston Latino International Film Festival