Sugar Cane Alley
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SUGAR CANE ALLEY received critical acclaim for its sensitive and realistic portrayal of the poor, Black experience in 1930s Martinique. This is a must-see for French students, anyone interested in the culture/history of Martinique or anyone looking to watch a powerful film about the triumph of the human spirit in the face of great adversity. Just beautiful......
Memorable film making, this is not a complicated story, but clearly deeply felt by the writer/director, and it has a old fashioned depth and pace to it that contrasts vividly (to this film's advantage) with Hollywood's empty flashiness.
It reminds me in some ways of another little-known gem and growingup tale, Allen Fong's Father and Son, a Hong Kong movie.
One quibble - why change the name?
A big hand however for making this available on DVD and resisting the temptation to dub it for American audiences, who apparently don't like sub-titles...
I don't care that the movie was in French with English subtitles, I really wish that people made more movies like this. Very good movie.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mint print DVD of the kind of "foreign language" film whose story and acting performances are never diminished due to having to read the subtitles. Read morePublished 20 months ago by alexiadenise watts
I enjoyed this film very much when I saw it 8 years ago. I thought of it recently and was so glad that amazon could fill my order for my library. Read morePublished 22 months ago by O. Thibodeaux
I need more movies like this that reveal how African culture was. CULTURE is key to a people understanding ItselfPublished on December 25, 2013 by jermaine hendricks
There isn't much to add to the substantive reviews already recorded here. "SCA" is both a fascinating period piece and a timeless reflection on family, education, colonialism,... Read morePublished on December 21, 2013 by Chimonsho
It was good but the lighting made it difficult to see the characters in the dark. I would have gotten a more digitally enhanced version if there were one.Published on December 13, 2013 by Searched for years
This is a truly outstanding picture, really inspiring. I first saw it years ago and I'm happy of finally having a copy of it.Published on March 2, 2013 by Pedro L. San Miguel
This is a great look into one child's experience with slavery. It seems so real. It's very educational to young children.Published on December 18, 2012 by Jusaudrey
Great storytelling, great ensemble acting, a worthwhile story to tell. I show this film to my nephew to motivate them to improve themselves through education and to make them... Read morePublished on December 4, 2012 by Robert
This is a great movie to show in French classes. Great cultural piece! It shows a different perspective than the standard anglo views.Published on October 6, 2012 by French Teacher 1