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Free Film Screening: Aristide

Tuesday, November 22, 2005
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Station 40
3030b 16th st. (and mission)

"ARISTIDE and the Endless Revolution"

a feature documentary by Nicolas Rossier

About the film:

An hour south of Miami, the elected president of the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation has twice been forced from office with the complicity of the international community. "ARISTIDE and the Endless Revolution" investigates the tragic events that led to the second violent expulsion of Jean Bertrand Aristide from Haiti. This documentary reveals the tangled web of hope, deceit, and political violence that has brought the world's first black republic to its knees.

More About the film:

"Nicolas Rossier's gift to future generations......It is a critically important work concerning an event that should not be consigned to forgotten history"
JACK RANDOM - Author of Jazzman Chronicles

"Aristide and the Endless Revolution is a film that should be seen and discussed. Many of the titles at this years VIFF can broaden our understanding of the world, and of othersrealities. Few, however, will match Aristide in calling forth urgent political action"
Derrick O'Keefe - Seven Oaks Magazine

"An excellent film about the sad recent poltical history of Haiti that not only provides a rich, well-detailed context for understanding the rise and fall and rise and fall of Aristide but also offers a provocative meditation of the role of outside, especially American, forces and interests in his tumultuous career.
Richard Peña - Program Director - Film Society of Lincoln Center

« The film is great. An awesome job of getting the recent historical context (1991 coup, etc.) in with the slave revolution/independence. A non-Haiti follower is assured an exciting, informative, powerful work ..Director Nicolas Rossier bravely exposes this great truth: the fire of the slave revolution continues to burn in every hungry Haitians heart.Thomas Griffin - Thomas Griffin - Author of the Human Rights Investigation on Haiti, March 2004, Miami School of Law

"Compelling and informative, this documentary by Nicolas Rossier examines events in Haiti--including the history leading up to the 2004 kidnapping of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide--via interviews with a wide range of opponents and supporters as well with the former parish priest himself".
Vancouver International Film Festival


"What is happening now in Haiti is awful, maybe beyond repair. And there is plenty of short-term responsibility on all sides. But the right way for the US and France to proceed is very clear. They should begin with payment of enormous reparations to Haiti (France is perhaps even more hypocritical and disgraceful in this regard than the US ). That, however, requires construction of functioning democratic societies in which, at the very least, people have a prayer of knowing what's going on."
Noam Chomsky Political Commentator
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