Part of the San Francisco Green Film Festival 2017: April 20-26!
Death By A Thousand Cuts (Muerte Por Mil Cortes)
With exquisite cinematography, Death By A Thousand Cuts uses the character-driven murder investigation on the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic to unpack the broader exigent issues of deforestation. The film interweaves the many sides of the story of Melaneo’s murder, a Dominican Park Ranger in the Sierra de Bahoruco National Park, told through: his Haitian wife Calina, brother Chichi, local reporter Luis Medrano and a Haitian Nené working as a Dominican park ranger, all representing different perspectives on a complex socio-political issue. In parallel, the film explores the larger backdrop of the rapidly changing reality on the Dominican and Haitian border due to the illegal charcoal trafficking trade. Deforestation cuts deeply across the economic, social and security fabric of both countries and has far-reaching consequences in both nations.
Juan Mejia Botero and Jake Kheel, USA, 2016, 73 mins
Spanish and Creole with English subtitles
This is a Green Stacks event.
This is a Films & Videos program from SFPL. From feature films to youth-made videos, we’ve got something great to watch.
Special programs in honor of Earth Day.
- South Asian American writers Holler!
- Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 5:30 pmMain Library, Koret Auditorium
- Video Studio Drop-in
- Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 4:00 pmMain Library, Mix: Video - 2nd Fl
- Movie Night: Chasing Ice
- Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:00 pmPotrero, Potrero Meeting Room