Looking for Life introduces the viewer
to two women, Anne-Rose and Rosemene, who each one has their
own particular way of battling through life. The former makes
lunches in a factory yard in Port-au-Prince and sells her
meals to the factory workers; the latter is employed in the
same factory as a production worker making pullovers and T-shirts.
Every day she buys her midday meal on credit from Anne-Rose.
Through the connection between these two women the film shows
part of their daily work and the constant battle for survival
that they lead together with other women in Haiti. Going beyond
this, however the film demonstrates the extent to which the
importation of North American goods has brought about the
collapse of Haitian regional production and ruined Haiti's
economy. The connection between the two topics of the film
reveals the significant role that Haitian women of today play
in an economy that has been bled dry.
16mm rental: $250
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