Marie Michael Library


Hush of Silence - The Haiti Project: A Land of Bees


42 min.

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A student of agriculture from the Port-au-Prince Faculty of Agronomy makes his first field trip and pays an impromptu visit to an old farmer, Gillus Desir. Gillus shows him around his land and he recounts the agricultural history of the vicinity from the times of slavery until the most recent times. One of a series of 4 videos which record peasant life in Haiti in the mid 1980s. They demonstrate the complex indigenous knowledge of the peasants and some of the conflicts and tensions between the indigenous systems and the overall state and "modern" production techniques.

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