Death by A Thousand Cuts | Hot Docs Premiere & Best Documentary Prize at the Seattle International Film Festival

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Uncategorized



TRAILER | Directed by Juan Mejia Botero & Jake Kheel and Produced by Ben Selkow

Best Documentary Film Prize Winner at the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival

Playing out like a neonoir premise with all too terrible stakes, the documentary Death By A Thousand Cuts charts the dangers and chaos of mass deforestation, and escalating human conflict in the border region between the Dominican Republic and Haiti over charcoal trafficking. Beginning with a Dominican Republican park ranger’s gruesome murder, the film examines the lives of the people on both sides of the border and the human, economic, and environmental price paid by those affected by these activities. Watch the official trailer above. It had its World Premiere during Toronto’s Hot Docs Film Festival in the International Spectrum section and U.S. Premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival in the Documentary Competition.




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