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Batey Mosquito

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  • Directors: Carmen Ballvé & Eduardo Miyar
  • Writers: Carmen Ballvé & Eduardo Miyar
  • Producers: Carmen Ballvé
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: Hodge Podge Productions
  • DVD Release Date: May 24, 2010
  • Run Time: 66 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B003NSC96E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,321 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Batey Mosquito, a human portrait, documents the daily life of a small village of Haitians working for a sugar plantation in the Dominican Republic. Toiling under the shadow of an unjust and convoluted system, these people struggle to find hope in the face of hunger and poverty.

Parents strain to feed their children who grow into adulthood with little chance of receiving a complete education and transcending the life of grueling servitude they were born into. Elder workers who are fortunate enough to receive a pension find that its amount is quite paltry and are obligated to continue laboring until their bodies will no longer give. A single family among them attempts to find optimism in the face of adversity and bring solidarity to the town by organizing a church. With no other recourse, the people of Mosquito must rely on their combined support of one another for perseverance.

Batey Mosquito is a five-year labor of love spearheaded by accomplished Spanish ?photographer, Carmen Ballvé, and American filmmaker, Eduardo Miyar. The film weaves a universal tale of community and unwavering faith through bleak conditions.

15% of all sales are forwarded to the Batey Relief Alliance, a stalwart organization endorsed by the Bill Clinton Foundation and dedicated to bettering the lives of the people of the bateys.

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Having studied the history of the New World at the hands of its Spanish conquerers in the 16th (and beyond) century it is readily apparent to me that its legacy continues. The underclass is alive and still suffering at the hands of wealthy land owners. A must see for any student of Latin America.
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