Big Sugar Documentary Analasis

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Documentary: Big Sugar 2010 Genre: Socio-political Hosted by: Brian McKenna Published by: CBC in 2005 Summary: Big Sugar explores the dark history and modern power of the world's reigning sugar cartels. Using dramatic re-enactments, it reveals how sugar was at the heart of slavery in the West Indies in the 18th century, while showing how present-day consumers are slaves to a sugar-based diet. A lost chapter of Canadian history is discovered, illustrating how 18th century sugar lobbyists in England used blackmail and bribes to determine the fate of Canada. Social issue: Going undercover, Big Sugar witnesses the appalling working conditions on plantations in the Dominican Republic, where Haitian cane cutters live like slaves. Workers who live on Central Romano, a Fanjul-owned plantation, go hungry while working 12-hour days to earn $2 (US). In a dramatic confrontation, Jose Pepe Fanjul is taken to task about his company's unethical labour practices in the Dominican Republic. This documentary talks about how slavery is used to earn banks and politicians money. This documentary specifically discusses the sugar industry. pervasive consumption of sugar by many of those who can afford it and in striking contrast, poverty, malnutrition, disease and abuse and neglect of those responsible for getting that product from the fields. Once sugar has been refined and distributed the super profits made, feed political campaigns, construct mansions, support hedonistic lifestyles, fire scientists and contribute to the deep polarisation between the people that can afford things and people that can not. Even though sugar is a real food, it's being consumed very dangerously. Sugar is in every thing we eat and it is causing a lot of disease like diabetes and much more. The problem is that not only it is harming our bodies, in order for us to have sugar a
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