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Release Date:
31 March 2004 (France) See more »
Plot:
The true story of Jean Dominique, a Haitian radio journalist and human rights activist. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Jean Dominique ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aboudja ... Himself

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Jonathan Demme 
 
Produced by
Edwidge Danticat .... executive producer
Jonathan Demme .... producer
Lizi Gelber .... associate producer (as Lizzie Gelber)
Bevin McNamara .... producer
Peter Saraf .... producer
 
Original Music by
Wyclef Jean 
 
Cinematography by
Aboudja 
Jonathan Demme 
Bevin McNamara 
Peter Saraf 
 
Film Editing by
Lizi Gelber  (as Lizzie Gelber)
Bevin McNamara 
 
Sound Department
Albert Gasser .... sound editor
Paul Hsu .... sound re-recording mixer
Nicholas Renbeck .... sound designer
Nicholas Renbeck .... supervising sound editor
Steven Visscher .... sound effects editor
 
Editorial Department
Glenn Allen .... additional editor
Marc Cohen .... additional editor
 
Other crew
Rebecca Conroy .... production assistant
 

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Rated PG-13 for some violent images and brief nudity
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USA:90 min
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Certification:
Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | USA:PG-13

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Quotes:
Peasant Leader:[prior to pouring the assassinated Jean Dominique's ashes into a farming community's river] "We peasants, from all corners of this country, will not give up this fight. The same way Jean stood with us, Jean has trusted us with his body, his ashes, to be joined with the waters and soil of the Artibonite River. Jean always said you can take the body, burn the body, but the spirit... you devils! the spirit... you criminals! the spirit... you assassins! lives on in our minds."See more »
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References La Strada (1954)See more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The heartbreaking truth about Haiti, 18 June 2004
Author: woozy from New York

I spent quite a bit of time in Haiti when I was a child in the late sixties until the last time I went down there when I was in my early 20's, just after Baby Doc left the country. The memories are a combination of the most magical place on earth and the most tragic. I think many people who had contact with Haiti would say the same. The Agronomist is the story of a true Haitian hero and the ultimate price he paid for his passion to inform and enlighten the forgotten masses of people by running the only Creole radio station on the island. The tragedy is so many other well intention Haitians have paid the same price from a series of brutal dictators, who like usual have been supported and backed by other countries like the US and France (where you can see photos of Baby Doc on the ski slopes, while Jean-Bertrand Aristide got dropped in the middle of the Congo by our Compassionate Conservative idiots) The truth of the movie lies in fact then whenever there is a glimpse of hope some external events end up crushing it again and again. The film reminded me of my departed father, who had the guts to bring his family down to a magical place where its beauty is rivaled by its poverty. As a child I played in the streets with all the other children and blew any change I had on soda and chewing gum we would all share. You don't get that experience at Disneyland, thanks dad.

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