Frisline, organizer and former factory laborer, now in her second camp after the January 2010 Haitian earthquake.

Told through compelling lives of five courageous Haitian women workers, [the 2009 documentary] Poto Mitan 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. While Poto Mitan offers in-depth understanding of Haiti, its focus on women’s subjugation, worker exploitation…and resistance demonstrates these are global struggles. 

Frisline, organizer and former factory laborer, now in her second camp after the January 2010 Haitian earthquake.

Told through compelling lives of five courageous Haitian women workers, [the 2009 documentary] Poto Mitan 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. While Poto Mitan offers in-depth understanding of Haiti, its focus on women’s subjugation, worker exploitation…and resistance demonstrates these are global struggles.