A Film By Stephanie Black
Sunday, August 2, 2009 @ 5:30PM
Presented in association with
Banana Boat Productions and Sons & Daughters of Jamaica
Our Emancipation Day Observance takes a fearless journey into the grim world of farm workers who labor in Florida’s sugar plantations under temporary H-2 visas status.
H2 Worker is a controversial expose of the travesty of justice that takes place around the shores of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee-a situation which, until the film’s release, has been one of America’s best-kept secrets. There, for six months a year, over 10,000 men from throughout the Caribbean perform the brutal task of cutting sugar cane by hand-a job so dangerous and low-paying that Americans refuse to do it.
St Francis College – Founders Hall
182 Remsen Street
(between Clinton & Court Sts)
Downtown Brooklyn, NY