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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
7:00-8:30p.m.

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.