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POTO MITAN Film Screeing and Discussion

Screening and Discussion with Co-Director/Producer Mark Schuller

Thursday, April 16
130 Murphy Hall

The documentary of Poto Mitan, Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy is told through compelling lives of five courageous Haitian women workers and gives the global economy a human face. Each woman?s personal story explains neoliberal globalization, how it is gendered, and how it impacts Haiti: inhumane working/living conditions, violence, poverty, lack of education, and poor health care. These women demonstrate that despite monumental obstacles in a poor country, collective action makes change possible.

U of M Alumnus Mark Schuller is Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Anthropology at NYU, the City University of New York. He co-edited Capitalizing on Catastrophe: Neoliberal Strategies in Disaster Reconstruction and is co-producer and co-director of the forthcoming Plato Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy.
Co-sponsored by the Minnesota Journalism Center.