Desounen, Dialogue Avec La Mort, (Dialogue With Death), 1994

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Director Film Desounen, Dialogue Avec La Mort, (Dialogue With Death), 1994
Raoul Peck

Desounen, Dialogue Avec La Mort, (Dialogue With Death), 1994
Raoul Peck
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50 min.
16mm.film
ISBN: 1-56029-586-4

Impressionistic look reveals the reality of daily life in Haiti.

Years of economic and political chaos in Haiti have led to environmental devastation, crushing poverty and a mass exodus of Haitians trying to reach the mecca of the United
States. The tragedy is that the islanders who realize this dream are precisely those with the drive, initiative and energy needed to rebuild their homeland's shattered
economy.

This documentary takes the form of a journey through Haiti-with different travelers, along different routes, to different destinations. The fictional
narrator, a wise old peasant, draws on ancestra; knowledge of life and death providing commentary on the real life haitians he
encounters on his travels.

Notes:
Director was one of four commissioned by the BBC for a 4-part series on population, immigration and environmental education. An evocative journey through Haiti, guided by a fictional
narrator who provides a running commentary on the plight of the Haitians he encounters. Intimate interviews coupled with a diverse musical score reveal
the human face of displacement.

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