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Death By A Thousand Cuts

Kheel, Jake
In DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS, Eligio Eloy Vargas, alias Melaneo, a Dominican Park Ranger in the Sierra de Bahoruco National Park was found brutally murdered by machete. At the time, he was believed to have been on patrol investigating an illegal charcoal production site often run by Haitians coming across the border into protected Dominican forests. This murder becomes the metaphor for the larger story of increasing tension between Haiti and the Dominican Republic over illicit charcoal exploitation and mass deforestation. With stunning cinematography, DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS is a feature-length documentary film that is a double murder investigation, seeking to learn about the circumstances of Melaneo’s death and the systematic eradication of the Dominican forests.

Death By A Thousand Cuts.

Participant Media, 2016.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2021.

Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.

Yolanda Leon

Originally produced by Participant Media in 2016.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

In English

Kheel, Jake, film director.; Mejia Botero, Juan, film director.; Leon, Yolanda, actor.

Participant Media (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst
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