DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS

directed by Juan Mejia Botero & Jake Kheel
USA/Dominican Republic, 2016, Spanish/Haitian Kreyòl, 73 minutes

Monday, March 27, 2017, 9:30 PM — 7 Stages Theatre, Main

Showcasing the tension between Haitians and Dominicans over charcoal, “Death by a Thousand Cuts” focuses on the investigation into the death of a Dominican Park Ranger, Melaneo. Melaneo was found brutally murdered by a machete in the Sierra de Bahoruco National Park, after he was investigating the illegal charcoal production. The film sheds light on the deforestation in the Dominican Republic, and the relationship between the murder weapon and Dominican trees being chopped. —Chasity Wingard

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