(Sugar Cane Alley)
DVD in French with optional English subtitles.
French Lesson Plan
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. IMDB
Director: Euzhan Palcy
Cast: Garry Cadenat, Darling Légitimus, Douta Seck
Audio: DVD in French with optional English subtitles.