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Haiti

Égalite for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution

The Haitian Revolution represents the only successful slave revolution in history; it created the world's first Black republic. At the forefront of the rebellion was General Toussaint Louverture, an ex-slave whose genius was admired by allies and enemies alike. Features excerpts from diaries, letters and public pronouncements; reenactments; interviews with Haitian and American historians. Directed by Noland Walker. Originally broadcast by PBS on Jan. 25, 2009. 60 min.

Expelled.

For decades people of Haitian descent have faced discrimination and racism in the Dominican Republic. This video documents the Dominican government's practice of illegal explusions of people of Haitian descent who live in the Dominican Republic. A production of the Witness Project which uses video technology to investigate human rights abuses. Dist.:Witness Project. 11 min. 2001.

Failing Haiti

Haiti is a nation caught in a tragic, downward spiral. Through the perspective of the Clinton and Bush administrations' handling of Haiti, one can see why the U.S. has difficulty in exporting democracy and building respect for human rights. From sources working in Haiti with the government, rebel insurgents, and convicted drug smugglers, the film follows the violent events leading to the departure of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Many participants in his ouster in February 2004 appear in the film.

Following Antigone: Forensic Anthropology and Human Rights Investigations

Since 1984, the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF) and other similar groups have helped families of human right victims to find, identify and bury the remnants of their loved ones and bring evidence to court. This documentary shows various aspects of the application of forensic sciences to human rights investigations.

Frontiers: Haiti and the Dominican Republic: The Bridge Over the River Massacre

The river which forms the border between the thriving Dominican Republic and desperately poor Haiti is named the Massacre River. It is named for the terrible massacre of Haitians in 1937, ordered by the Dominican dictator Trujillo. This production documents the current struggle for economic survival amid the severe and increasing tensions along the border, as Haitians risk mistreatment when they cross into the Dominican Republic to work or sell. 2002. 26 min.

Ghosts of Cite Soleil

In the slum of Cite Soleil (the UN-designated "most dangerous place on earth"), President Aristide's most loyal supporters were ruling as kings. The five major gang leaders were controlling heavily armed young men; the Chimeres. The Secret army of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. "Ghosts of Cite Soleil" is a film about Billy and Haitian 2pac. Two brothers. Gang Leaders of the Chimeres. A film by Asger Leth and Milos Loncarevic. 2007. 85 min.

Guantanamo Notes II

Presents the plight of Haitian political refugees (men, women, and children) who were held at Camp Bulkeley, a U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Most of these refugees were diagnosed as HIV positive, and for that reason were not being allowed into the U.S. In addition, they did not receive adequate medical attention at the Camp for their condition. Donovan Cole, former U.S. soldier in Guantanamo, tells of the horrendous conditions and treatment the Haitians were forced to endure while at the Camp.

Guantanamo Video Notes

After 14 months, the ban on journalists visiting the Haitian refugee camp at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo was finally lifted. This film presents interviews with Haitian refugees and U.S. military personnel and looks at conditions in the camp. c1995. 14 min.

Haiti

First segment: What can be done to restore human rights and democracy to Haiti? Begins with an overview of the political situation in Haiti, followed by an interview with exiled Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide. Second segment: Presents highlights from David Korb's film, "This other Haiti," about grass roots democratic movements and concludes with music of the Haitian peasant democracy movement. Segment from the television program Rights & wrongs broadcast June 4, 1994. 27 min.

Haiti (South series)

Following a brief history of Haiti from Columbus onward, this short documentary recounts the goals and accomplishments of Jean Bertrand Aristide's Lavalas government. c1991. 10 min.
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