The Dominican Republic is known for its tourist-attracting white sand beaches and sparkling turquoise waters. Yet a few miles inland exists a troubling secret: the bateys, camps where Haitians who work on sugar plantations live in the most squalid conditions. This film, narrated by Paul Newman, goes inside the bateys with Father Christopher Hartley, a priest determined to expose the injustices meted out to the Haitians and improve their way of life.
Feature (89mins) Cultural | United States of America, Dominican Republic
Christopher Hartley, Paul Newman