00:00    |    
Initial credits
00:21    |    
01:10    |    
Haiti story
French colonialism
A slave culture
05:06    |    
Jean-Robert Cadet childhood 
Fetching water 
06:44    |    
Slaves as properties 
Slaves were given as gifts 
Not allowed to speak
The family that raised me 
12:03    |    
An experience that changed my perspective 
A police beat me
15:46    |    
Life in New York
A blank birth certificate 
Same responsibilities 
I began to study
A street child 
Help from a teacher 
First job 
23:35    |    
Military service
Three years obligatory service
University degree
27:52    |    
Decision to start writing 
A song to change the culture of slavery 
33:50    |    
Final credits




Restavec: My Story as a Haitian Slave Child

04 de marzo de 2016   | Vistas: 17 |   College Freedom Forum

Jean-Robert Cadet was born in Haiti, a country where the french colonialism left a strong slave culture even after its dependence. During his childhood he was given to another "family" where he grew up as a restavec, a unpaid child servant that performs all class of domestic work.

He shares how the slaves were treated as properties, excluded from society and forced to work long hours even without eating. As a child, he had an experience that changed his perspective. Horrified of what he lived, he open his eyes to the situation he was living. Years later, the "family" moved to New York where he had the chance to study and change his life. He shares how hard it was to live as a slave and how we must stop any kind of slavery today. He took the decision to write what happened to him in Haiti and after his first publication, he became the voice of child slavery.


Jean-Robert Cadet is an advocate for children enslaved in the Haitian restavek system and the founder of Jean R. Cadet…


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