Haiti--Silence of the Dogs (Haiti--Le Silence des Chiens), 1994

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Director Film Haiti--Silence of the Dogs (Haiti--Le Silence des Chiens), 1994
Raoul Peck

Haiti--Silence of the Dogs (Le Silence des Chiens), 1994
Raoul Peck
doc [P]
52min.
16mm.
French

Haiti 1994. It has been three years since the first democratic elections in 200 years; the country is still under the shadow of dictatorship. Streets are controlled by violence, fear, and death. The elected president Jean-Betrand Aristide, is in exile. The newly assigned political void with blood and terror. Nothing has changed. This highly political film portrays a cynical and somber Haiti.

A chilling analysis of the three years of terror which followed the coup d'etat of Aristide in Haiti in 1991. Composed around a series of interviews of President Aristide (in exile in Washington) and of Robert Lealval the Prime Minister charged in the preparing the democratic transition and for Aristide's return to Haiti.

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