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“Fatal Assistance” and Post-Earthquake Haiti

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Award-winning Haitian-born filmmaker Raoul Peck discusses the challenging, colossal rebuilding efforts in post-earthquake Haiti. His film “Fatal Assistance” is an indictment of the international community’s post-disaster idealism and looks at the complexity of the reconstruction process, the impact of worldwide humanitarian and development aid, and reveals the failures. “Fatal Assistance” is playing at Film Society of Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center June 19, at 6:30, and at IFC Center June 20, at 7:00 pm, as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

Guests:

Raoul Peck

Comments [4]

fuva from harlemworld

What Raoul's getting at is a kind of reparations. Interesting approach.

Jun. 20 2013 01:41 PM
fuva from harlemworld

People don't know the sordid history of Haiti's exploitation and isolation, and/or don't understand the long term effects of these.
Nevertheless, Haitians will have to solve Haiti's problems.

Jun. 20 2013 01:38 PM
fuva from harlemworld

People don't know the sordid history of Haiti's exploitation and isolation, and/or don't understand the long term effects of these.
Nevertheless, Haitians will have to solve Haiti's problems.

Jun. 20 2013 01:38 PM
Amy from Manhattan

If people want to make donations to help at this stage in Haiti, what organizations are the most reliable and doing the most useful work?

On communications, I remember hearing about an organization called Telecom Sans Frontieres that was working to coordinate relief efforts in Haiti. Was it not doing the job right, or did it just not have enough funding to be effective?

Jun. 20 2013 01:33 PM

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