Life in the Bateyes - A Bittersweet Existence

It is estimated that about 500,000 to 1.000,000 Haitian emigrants are currently living and working in the Dominican Republic. Most toil in sugarcane fields and live in communities called Bateyes, in conditions that have changed little since slavery was legal.

This short documentary sheds light on the life and living conditions endured by those who live at the margin of society.

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