“Sklaven müssen sein, sonst ist der Zucker zu teuer.”
’Sugar would be too expensive if the plant producing it were not cultivated by slaves.’
Montesquieu (1689 – 1755) *
TV documentary by Thomas Hauer, René Kirschey OV st EN 43′.
Translation German to English + subtitle production.
* Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (18 January 1689 – 10 February 1755), generally referred to as simply Montesquieu, was a French judge, man of letters, and political philosopher.
More information here. Video editing for the adaptation of the video installation of the same name produced by Kinokast in 1993 and directed by Jérome Bertrand and Martin van den Oever.
The work was shown at the traveling exhibition ‘Chandigarh 40 ans après Le Corbusier’. The newly produced film adaptation (2013) was selected for the Millenium Documentary Film Festival 2013 opening (April 26) at the CIVA exhibition Bruxelles: