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Ghosts of Cité Soleil (2006)

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In the slum of Cité Soleil, President Aristide's most loyal supporters were ruling as kings. The five major gang leaders were controlling heavily armed young men; the Chiméres. The Secret ... See full summary »

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Asger Leth, Milos Loncarevic (co-director)

Writer:

Asger Leth
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Credited cast:
Winson '2Pac' Jean Winson '2Pac' Jean ... Himself
Wyclef Jean ... Himself
James 'Bily' Petit Frère James 'Bily' Petit Frère ... Himself
Éleonore 'Lele' Senlis Éleonore 'Lele' Senlis ... Herself
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In the slum of Cité Soleil, President Aristide's most loyal supporters were ruling as kings. The five major gang leaders were controlling heavily armed young men; the Chiméres. The Secret army of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. "Ghosts of Cité Soleil" is a film about Billy and Haitian 2pac. Two brothers. Gang Leaders of the Chiméres. Written by Asger Leth

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Country:

Denmark | USA

Language:

Haitian | English | French

Release Date:

3 May 2007 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantasmas de Cité Soleil See more »

Filming Locations:

Haiti

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,100, 1 July 2007

Gross USA:

$48,752

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$218,444
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Proof of the existence of the chimeres - renegade army - Aristides secret army
10 November 2006 | by km-72See all my reviews

DOCUMENTARY - Taking an incredible risk Asger Leth documents the existence of the secret army, known as 'the chimeres', in the Haitian capital sub-slum, Cite Soleil - according to the UN the most dangerous place on earth.

Former President Aristide has denied the existence of this government funded secret army, that spread terror in the ghettos of Port-au-Prince.

Director Asger Leth succeeds absolutely in showing the total neglect by former president Aristide and also the complete misunderstanding of the situation by the American armed forces (or political leaders). And - mind you - Asger Leth succeeds without being political or biased by anyone or anything. This is journalistic documentary when it's best. At the same time some of the emotional-tools of film-making integrates smoothly within the faint storyline.

That's the strength - and in some way also the small flaw. The storyline is simply too wage to manifest totally because the violence and roughness is so massive - that's why the 9 of 10 stars.

It's a minor detail in the overall picture. A perception that 'Ghosts of Cite Soleil' is both a masterpiece and a necessity. It's a mindblowing insight in a horrifying world only 1 1/2 hours flight from Miami(US).

And finally it's a sensitive emotional portrait of a group of peace-seeking youngsters with dreams, loves, losses and unbearable grief. No parents (they're shot dead), a few remaining friends (about to be shot dead) no schools, no jobs, no money, no future... All they have is this almost irrational faint hope, some cheap guns and a overwhelming struggle to survive.

A tough but emotional and very well made documentary by Asger.

A candle in chaos! Thanks mate :-)


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