The Resource Poto mitan : Haitian women, pillars of the global economy, (electronic resource)

Poto mitan : Haitian women, pillars of the global economy, (electronic resource)

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Poto mitan : Haitian women, pillars of the global economy
Title
Poto mitan
Title remainder
Haitian women, pillars of the global economy
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Told through the compelling lives of five courageous Haitian women workers, Poto Mitan gives the global economy a human face. Each woman's personal story explains neoliberal globalization, how it is gendered, and how it impacts Haiti. And while Poto Mitan offers in-depth understanding of Haiti, its focus on women's subjugation, worker exploitation, poverty, and resistance makes it clear that these are global struggles. Marie-Jeanne details her dual struggles as a woman and worker: employed in a garment factory, she toils under miserable conditions to give her children the schooling she was denied because of education's high costs and gender discrimination. Living and braving death in Cité Soleil, Solange spells out how Haiti's current violence stems from a long-brewing economic crisis and the global apparel industry's inherent instability. Frustrated with male-dominated unions, Frisline joined a woman's organization. She offers a gendered and class analysis of Haiti's contemporary situation. Working for thirty years, Thérèse brings a perspective that is historical and comparative. Her ailments also highlight the critical state of public health. Pushed off her land by foreign agricultural policies, Hélène leads a new grassroots campaign against violence, encouraging women to defend themselves. These five brave women demonstrate that despite monumental obstacles in a poor country like Haiti, collective action makes change possible. Initiated by the women themselves, Poto Mitan aims to inspire solidarity activism to end injustice in the global economy. Our struggles have a common thread. Fighting for justice: for women, workers, or Haiti can't help but bring about our own liberation
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videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 2009
Language note
In English, Subtitles in English
Runtime
51
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Poto mitan : Haitian women, pillars of the global economy, (electronic resource)
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Poto mitan : Haitian women, pillars of the global economy, (electronic resource)
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http://edmonton.kanopystreaming.com/node/49201
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two-dimensional moving image
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rdacontent
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kan1049200
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1 streaming online resource (1 video file, approximately 52 min.)
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unknown
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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other
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digital, .flv file, sound
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not applicable
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unknown
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sound
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sound on medium
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  • other
  • remote
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  • (Sirsi) kan1049200
  • (CaAE) kan1049200
  • (OCoLC)908377000
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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