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This clip is a sample from on of our interviews with a resident of South Bay, FL for our documentary project, Black Snow. Ras Benjamin, simply known as Ben, has been living in the area for over 10 years and in recent years has been part of a small group that is fighting to have the sugar industry end it's practice of burning sugar cane. In this clip, he takes the viewer on a walk through his lush garden. He speaks on the beauty of creating such an eden and how the earth is his teacher.

This is a short scene that I crafted for my documentary film "Black Snow". Here we follow Hester Harrell, a resident of Pahokee, FL, who grew up with the sugar industry in her backyard. She speaks about how the sugar industries practice of pre-harvest burning, when the sugarcane is set on fire in the fields to remove the leaf waste, has affected her and her families health. 

This is a short teaser for an on documentary project that I have been working on since the summer of 2021. 

Belle Glade, Florida, is a town that owes its existence to the sugar companies that dominate the region. For decades the sugar industry has been the largest employer in the area, with some families having worked for them for generations. However, it is a captive workforce surrounded by miles of sugar cane as far as the eye can see. Many of the residents live in poverty, and due to this, they have no means of leaving. In this project, my partner and I have been exploring the detrimental effects that the sugar industry has on the environment and the people that call the area home. Aside from producing, I am the head camera man on this project.  

Here is an original piece of reporting that I did about a small initiative trying to get curbside composting instated in Bushwick, Brooklyn. I wrote, shot, and edited the entire piece from start to finish. 

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