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Hombres de azucar
Les Hommes du sucre
Men of Sugar
© Cinevidéocim
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Gérard Bouvier

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Cinevidéocim, Scérén-CNDP

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10 Francs

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Chronique d'une zafra, la récolte de la canne à sucre, dans les provinces orientales de Cuba. Pendant trois mois, le complexe sucrier, ses coopératives, son usine et le village vivent au rythme de la campagne sucrière : salaire à la tâche, émulation, primes au rendement, appels constants au patriotisme et à l'esprit de la Révolution. Il y eut un temps où les hommes du sucre pouvaient penser avec fierté qu'ils soutenaient l'économie cubaine et combattaient le blocus imposé par les États-Unis. Mais ce temps est révolu...

It is about a zafra, a sugar cane harvest, in the eastern provinces of Cuba when the Cuban sugar industry is on the way down. The Soviet aid allowed Cuba to stand up to the American Blockade. The socialist bloc collapses and from now on, food, fuel, fertilizers, machinery and spare parts can only be paid in dollars. And things are getting worse because of the terrible drought which had been going on for three years. The sugar production collapses and producing sugar is too high a cost for the country. Cuba has to restructure its sugar industry again. From early january to late april, the sugar industrial complex, its cooperatives, its sugar refinery and its villages live according to the sugar cane harvest. Contract work, competition between workers, bonuses according to performance, daily appeal to patriotism and Revolution spirit. There was a time when the Cuban sugar workers proudly think they were sustaining their country economy and fighting against the blockade imposed by the United States. But that time is over..