On a lush sugar cane plantation in Martinique lies a dirt road called Sugar Cane Alley (Rue Cases-Nègres), lined with the shacks of the poor black families who work in the cane fields. In one of these lives José, a bright, mischievous 11-year-old orphan, and his grandmother, a tough, wise woman determined to save José from the hard life of the plantation. When Jose wins a partial scholarship at a school in the city, she is ready to sacrifice everything for his chance at an education and an escape from the fields. 1985, 107 minutes, MPAA rating: NR (would be G or PG if rated). DVD in French with optional English subtitles.