The story of “Sugar Cane” is an epic one which speaks of the struggle for a society and political economy capable of supporting sustainable profits and innovative production processes. “Sugar Cane: Recycling Sweetness and Power in Modern Jamaica”, was made to mark the impact of sugar on the society, politics and economy of Jamaica, from colonial rule to Independence. This story is told with emphasis on the struggles of the workers and the Jamaican state for freedom, development and justice given their entanglement with major sugar industry players.
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Franklyn St.Juste has been engaged in the production of motion pictures for many years in all areas of production activity, which includes scripting, directing, photography, editing and sound. He has worked as director of photography on the films “The Harder They Come” and “Children of Babylon”. He is currently Adjunct Senior lecturer at the Caribbean School of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) – University of the West Indies, in the areas of Broadcast Media Management, Film and Television Production. Franklyn St.Juste is the recipient of several Jamaican National Honours – Order of Distinction (OD); Silver Musgrave Medal for achievement in Cinematic Arts; Caribbean Tales Film Festival, Life Achievement Award as well as others.