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Haiti

Haiti, Dreams of Democracy.

Examines the hopes and expectations of the Haitian people for the political, economic,and social life of their country one year following the fall of dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier. Dist. Cinema Guild. 1987?. 52 min.

Haiti, Killing the Dream.

Presents an overview of the political history of the Haitian people and their current struggle for self-rule. Includes presidency of Jean-Bertrand Aristide and discussion of the situation of Haitian refugees in the United States. 1992. 60 min.

Haiti: Where Did the Money Go?

Two years have passed since the 2010 earthquake and conditions for Haitians are still sub par. Standards for relief are not being met by NGO's. In the United States alone, half of all households gave a total of $1.4 billion to charities, yet almost two years later more than half a million people still live in squalid camps. Only a few have access to drinking water. Sanitation is woefully inadequate. Malnutrition and cholera are on the rise. Do you know how your donation was spent? What happened? Produced, written and directed by Michele Mitchell. 2011. 52 min.

Jean Claude Martineau On Images of Immigration: Haiti.

Haitian poet and historian Jean Claude Martineau comments upon the problem of Haitian emigration to the United States and its coverage by the American media. Dist.: Paper Tiger TV. 1993. 27 min.

Krik? Krak!: Tales of a Nightmare

A look at the lives of President Francois 'Papa Doc' Duvalier and his son, Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier, who was his successor, and of their legacy of political repression and violence. Voodoo, poverty, religious devotion and violence are all intertwined in this original, compassionate picture of the eternal Haiti. Written, directed by Jac Avila and Vanyoska Gee 1988. 78 min. ;

Mickey Mouse Goes to Haiti: Walt Disney and the Science of Exploitation

Reports on the use of cheap labor by the Walt Disney Company in its clothing factories in Haiti. Advocates that Disney clean up contractors' factories, guarantee workers' rights, pay a living wage, and open their plants to independent human rights organizations to monitor conditions. 1996. 20 min.

Mirrors of the Heart (Americas; 4).

The program focuses on identity, race and ethnicity in three Latin American countries - Bolivia, Dominican Republic and Haiti. c1993. 60 min. [preservation copy]

Out of Africa (Portrait of the Caribbean; 2).

A sense of Africa pervades the Caribbean, but in Haiti it feels like Africa itself. The history and culture of Haiti and Jamaica are compared. c1992. 45 min. [preservation copy]

Rebel Music: The Bob Marley Story

The story of legendary reggae superstar Bob Marley, the musician, the poet and the prophet. Marley was a symbol of human rights who, through his music, decried the injustices of all people and fought for social equality with zealous determination. Includes previously unheard recordings, news footage of the time and live performances of many of his classic hits. Also features intimate glimpses of life with his family and the early years in "Trenchtown," and exculsive interviews with his wife Rita Marley, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Chris Blackwell and the original members of The Wailers.

The Agronomist

Tells the story of Haitian national hero, journalist, and freedom fighter Jean Dominique, whom Demme first met and filmed in 1986. As owner and operator of his nation's oldest and only free radio station, Dominique was frequently at odds with his country's various repressive governments and spent much of the 80's and early 90's in exile in New York, where Demme continued to interview him over the years.

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