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|Benefit Film Showing for Haiti: "Haiti: We Must Kill the Bandits"|
|Date||Friday February 19|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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San Jose Peace and Justice Center
48 South 7th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
|Organizer/Author||San Jose Peace and Justice Center|
|info [at] sanjosepeace.org|
|Address||48 South 7th Street, San Jose, CA 95112|
Benefit screening for Haiti earthquake relief followed by discussion led by a member of Haiti Action CommitteeAdded to the calendar on Sunday Feb 14th, 2010 12:54 PM
The film "Haiti: We Must Kill the Bandits" traces the historical and political background to the problems in Haiti and speaks to why. Although only 100 miles from the shores of the United States, Haiti has become the poorest country in the western hemisphere.
The filmmaker, award-winning journalist Kevin Pina, whose wife is Haitian, has been reporting from the island nation since before the coup d'etat and kidnapping of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004.
The discussion to follow will shed light on some disturbing anomalies of the rescue mission such as: Why were landing slots available for troop flights to the U.S.-controlled Port-au-Prince International Airport while Doctors Without Borders and other aid flights were diverted to the Dominican Republic?
Donation: $5 - $20 -- all money will go to Haiti Emergency Relief Fund