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The Resource Failing Haiti, a co-production of Primary Pictures and Crawford Post-Production ; produced, directed and filmed by Rod Paul ; written by David Adams, (videorecording)

Failing Haiti, a co-production of Primary Pictures and Crawford Post-Production ; produced, directed and filmed by Rod Paul ; written by David Adams, (videorecording)

Label
Failing Haiti
Title
Failing Haiti
Statement of responsibility
a co-production of Primary Pictures and Crawford Post-Production ; produced, directed and filmed by Rod Paul ; written by David Adams
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • hat
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Haiti, a nation forged by a slave rebellion 200 years ago, still carries the scars of its independence and abandonment. Subjected to an endless stream of tyrannical regimes, Haiti appeared to emerge from oppression and dictatorship with the return of a charismatic young priest who defied a brutal military regime, only to be swallowed once again in despair and dependency. This is a nation caught in a tragic, downward spiral. Through the perspective of the Clinton and Bush administrations' handling of Haiti, one can see why the U.S. has difficulty in exporting democracy and building respect for human rights. From sources working in Haiti with the government, rebel insurgents, and convicted drug smugglers, the film follows the violent events leading to the departure of President Aristide. Many participants in his ouster in February 2004 appear in the film. This is also a story of America1s attempt to impose western democratic values on a society steeped in profoundly distinct traditions and culture. The film provides a brief history of Haiti, followed by events of 2004-2005, using news footage and stills
Cataloging source
FQG
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editors, Rod Paul, David Adams and David Paul ; additional still photography and video, Jean-Guy Noel ; research, David Paul ; music, Boukman Eksperyans
Language note
In English, with some dialogue in Haitian Creole or French accompanied by English subtitles
LC call number
F1921
LC item number
.F35 2005
PerformerNote
Narrator, David Adams. Commentators and interviewees: Ambassador James Foley, Roger Noriega, human rights activist Jean-Claude Bajeux, Athletics of Haiti founder Bobby Duval, finance minister Jean-Marie Jacques, activist Andy Apaid, Robert Maguire of Trinity College, peasant leader Chavannes Jean-Baptiste, former police administrator Patrick Elie, councilman Jean-Ronald Registre, World Bank director Caroline Anstey, ambassador Tim Carney, Aristide ally Jonas Petit, ambassador Dean Curran, attorney Ruben Oliva, attorney Ira Kurzban, Dan Erickson of Inter-American Dialogue, Interim Prime Minister Gerard Latortue, and others
Runtime
58
Technique
live action
Failing Haiti, a co-production of Primary Pictures and Crawford Post-Production ; produced, directed and filmed by Rod Paul ; written by David Adams, (videorecording)
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Failing Haiti, a co-production of Primary Pictures and Crawford Post-Production ; produced, directed and filmed by Rod Paul ; written by David Adams, (videorecording)
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Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
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Extent
1 videodisc (58 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)69678914
System details
DVD NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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