After the terrible January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, a privileged couple struggles to reinvent a life amid the rubbles of their villa in Port-au-Prince's upscale neighborhood of Pacot. ... See full summary »
When the Hutu nationalists raised arms against their Tutsi countrymen in Rwanda in April 1994, the violent uprising marked the beginning of one of the darkest times in African history which resulted in the deaths of almost 800,000 people.
Years of economic and political chaos in Haiti have led to environmental devastation, crushing poverty and a mass exodus of Haitians trying to reach the mecca of the United States. The ... See full summary »
A not-often told tale of Haitian torture under the Duvaliers
This early film of Raoul Peck tells the story of a Haitian immigrant in New York who becomes obsessed with finding the man who tortured him on behalf of the Duvaliers. Convinced that his torturer is also in New York, this tormented soul quits his job, alienates his friends and his family, and ruins his chances of a love relationship with a beautiful and caring childhood friend. The movie is a bit too long, and the cinematography, at least the version I saw, was very grainy, with very hard to read subtitles (the film is in Haitian Creole, for the most part). Nevertheless, the movie is well worth watching for anyone who is a fan of Raoul Peck, as well as for a unique insight into a world seldom revealed on film.
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