H-2 Worker


1h 10m 1990

Brief Synopsis

An expose of the government-sponsored labor program bringing Jamaicans to Florida each year to harvest sugar cane.

Film Details

Release Date
1990
Production Company
Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Film4 Productions; Getty Images; J. Roderick MacArthur Foundation; Jerome Foundation; National Archives; New York State Council On The Arts; Paul Robeson Fund; Virgin Records
Distribution Company
First Run Features
Location
Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m

Synopsis

An expose of the government-sponsored labor program bringing Jamaicans to Florida each year to harvest sugar cane.

Crew

Maryse Alberti

Cinematographer

Jo Applebaum

Assistant Editor

Jo Applebaum

Archival Research

Ed Askinazi

Sound Editor Assistant

Nancy Baker

Additional Editor

Jacob Berger

Location Research (Florida)

Adam Black

Bestboy

Stephanie Black

Producer

Ben Blake

Archival Assistant

Scott Breindel

Sound Recording Mixer (Jamaica)

Big Bill Bronsey

Song Performer ("Sixteen Tons")

Jean Casella

Associate Producer

Bernie Chertok

Archival Materials

Janet Colleti

Apprentice Editor

Neil Danziger

Sound Recording Mixer (Washington)

Gianluca Dire

Camera Operator (Ufw Convention)

C S Dodd

Song ("Bobby Bobylon")

Lise Engel

Associate Editor

Dennis Fierman

Sound Editor

David M. Given

Legal Counsel

Belina Goffe

Soundtrack Dj

Elizabeth Goldberg

Apprentice Editor

Sherman Grinberg

Archival Materials

John Gurin

Sound Recording Mixer (Ufw Convention)

Bernie Hajdenberg

Sound Editor

Dilip Harris

Soundtrack Dj

John Holt

Song ("Police In Helicopter")

David Isay

Sound Recording Mixer (New York)

King Jammy

Songs ("Come Again" "Don Is Don")

Sue Jones-davis

Post-Production Assistant

Pam Katz

Camera Assistant (Ufw Convention)

Pamela Katz

Camera Assistant

Stetson Kennedy

Archival Assistant

Deborah Khalek

Apprentice Editor

Roberta Korus

Legal Counsel

Liz Lazlo

Apprentice Editor

Chong D Lee

Assistant Editor

Cathy Lewis

Location Research (Florida)

Errol Lewis

Song ("Crazy Girl")

Bob Marley

Song ("Redemption Song")

Enid Marshall

Song ("Crazy Girl")

Freddie Mcgregor

Song Performer ("Bobby Bobylon")

Patrick Montgomery

Archival Materials

Gilles Moreau

Stills

John Mullen

Editor

Marguerite Oerlemans

Editor (Ufw Convention)

Hall Potter

Archival Materials

Michael Pugh

Apprentice Editor

Lindon Roberts

Song Performer ("Crazy Girl")

Nancy Salzer

Associate Editor

Newton Thomas Sigel

Cinematographer

Hannah Silverman

Sound Recording Mixer (Florida)

Derek Simpson

Songs ("Fire & Brimstone" "What Is Life")

David Straus

Apprentice Editor

Elia Suleiman

Location Research (Florida)

Coco Tea

Song Performer ("Come Again")

Merle Travis

Song ("Sixteen Tons")

Dan Walworth

Sound Recording Mixer (Florida)

Film Details

Release Date
1990
Production Company
Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Film4 Productions; Getty Images; J. Roderick MacArthur Foundation; Jerome Foundation; National Archives; New York State Council On The Arts; Paul Robeson Fund; Virgin Records
Distribution Company
First Run Features
Location
Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1990

Released in United States February 15, 1991

Released in United States January 1990

Released in United States March 1990

Released in United States November 1990

Released in United States September 1991

Shown at Brooklyn Museum September 12 & 14, 1991.

Shown at London Film Festival November 8-25, 1990.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Cinema of Today and Tomorrow) August 23-September 3, 1990.

Shown at New Directors/New Films series New York City March 24 & 25, 1990.

Shown at United States Film Festival Park City, Utah January 20-28, 1990.

Released in United States 1990 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (U.S. Indie Showcase - Documentaries) April 19 - May 3, 1990.)

Released in United States November 1990 (Shown at London Film Festival November 8-25, 1990.)

Released in United States March 1990 (Shown at New Directors/New Films series New York City March 24 & 25, 1990.)

Feature directorial debut for Stephanie Black.

Released in United States September 1991 (Shown at Brooklyn Museum September 12 & 14, 1991.)

Released in United States January 1990 (Shown at United States Film Festival Park City, Utah January 20-28, 1990.)

Released in United States February 15, 1991 (Collective for Living Cinema; New York City)

Released in United States 1990 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Cinema of Today and Tomorrow) August 23-September 3, 1990.)