Sweet Sugar Rage
TitleSweet Sugar Rage
Director Sistren Theatre Collective
CountryJamaica
Year1985
Duration42mins
FormatVhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionSweet Sugar Rage shows the work of, and explores the methods used by the theatre collective Sistren to highlight the harsh conditions facing female workers on a Jamaican sugar estate. To the sounds of a reggae rhythm we travel with the women of Sistren Theatre Collective from a Kingston ghetto to the green sugar cane fields of Clarendon. We meet Iris who, after 25 years as a sugar worker, is unable to continue in the fields because of ill health. Sistren is a women's popular theatre company based in Kingston, Jamaica, which uses drama-in-education as a means of problem solving at a community level; questioning in particular society's failure to value the work and skills of women. The tape is an exciting example of how drama can be used to educate and mobilise women. '...In the nine years of Sistren's work we have explored many different forms - theatre, workshops, screen print, magazine, film, dance, music.' Sistren Theatre Collective.