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Movies featuring Haiti.

Aristide and the Endless Revolution

Aristide and the Endless Revolution
Nicolas Rossier. 2005. 83 minutes. Haiti.

"One hour away from Miami the elected President of the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation was twice removed from office with the complicity of the international community. “ARSITIDE and the Endless Revolution” is a feature documentary that explores through investigative lenses the events that led to the removal of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the democratically elected President of Haiti. Filmmaker Nicolas Rossier takes the viewer into a journey of political intrigues, armed criminals posing as freedom fighters and economic fiascos. What emerges is a young democracy being constantly tested and ultimately destroyed." (Baraka Productions)

Chercher la vie

Chercher la vie (Looking for Life) (IMDB page)
Claudette Coulanges. 2000. 60 min. Haiti.

This richly photographed film, shot in marketplaces and homes, exposes the way in which two women, Anne-Rose Trejuste and Rosemàne Marcelin, have organized an innovative credit network system.

"Looking for Life introduces the viewer to two women, Anne-Rose and Rosemàne, who each have their own particular way of battling through life. The former makes lunches in a factory yard in Port-au-Prince and sells her meals to the factory workers;the latter is employed in the same factory as a production worker making pullovers and T-shirts. Every day she buys her midday meal on credit from Anne-Rose. Through the connection between these two women the film reveals part of their daily work and the constant battle for survival that they lead together with other women in Haiti. Going beyond this, however the film shows at first hand the extent to which importing of North American goods has brought about the collapse of Haitian regional production and ruined Haiti's economic circumstances." (Claudette Coulanges)

E Pluribus Unum

E Pluribus Unum (IMDB page)
Maxence Denis. 2001. 25 min. Haiti/France.

This energetic documentary celebrates two contemporary sculptors, André and Céleur. Inspired by Vodou and Haitian history, they use recycled materials to transform an area of Port-au-Prince into an informal museum and vibrant workshop. The soundtrack is composed of loops from traditional Vodou songs mixed with ambient sounds.

Haitian Corner

Haitian Corner (German title: New York ist nicht Haiti) (IMDB page)
Raoul Peck. 1988. 98 min. Haiti/USA/West Germany.

The story of a Haitian immigrant in New York, obsessed with finding the man who tortured him during the Duvalier dictatorship. The late Haitian singer Toto Bissainthe plays the role of the mother. Mostly in Kreyol with subtitles.

The Man By The Shore

The Man By The Shore (French: L'Homme Sur Le Quais) (IMDB page)
Raoul Peck. 106 min 1993. France/Canada.

1993 movie starring the late Haitian singer Toto Bissainthe. The story is set in the Haiti of the Duvalier era, and tells the story of a young girls struggle for survival in the vicious political and social environment of that dictatorship.

Tchala, L'argent des Reves

Tchala, L'argent des Reves (IMDB page)
Michèle Lemoine. 50 min. 2003.

In roadside stalls in Port-au-Prince, men and women engage in a national pastime, the lottery, in hopes that they hold the winning ticket for a better life.