Marie Michael Library
Hush of Silence - The Haiti Project: Conversation with Daniel Alestor
With the agronomist, Alex Ballande, Daniel recounts his farming experience from the time of his childhood, the psychological and socio-economic experience of a young peasant, the choices he has to face to build up some capital and bring together the means of production he requires to attain his objectives. 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.