Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Child Slaves of Haiti


An excerpt of a film produced by Dane Liu and Carmen Russel on the child slaves of Haiti—restaveks—as seen on Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria. The film explores the lives of children who, due to economic depravity, are forced to leave their families and abandon their education to work as indentured servants.

Child slaves make up about 10 percent of the youth population in Haiti. Driven out of economic depravity, many parents are sending their children to live with others and serve as indentured servants in order to secure their survival. In a short documentary, Dane Liu and Carmen Russell explore the lives of these young children as they are forced to leave their families, sacrifice their education and spend their days working as child slaves.

This report is part of Pulitzer Center-sponsored project "Restaveks: Child Slaves of Haiti" (‪