June 19: Humans Rights Watch Film Festival Screening of “Fatal Assistance” by Raoul Peck

Catch the US premier of Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck’s Fatal Assistance  at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival of New York!

Fatal Assistance

Award-winning Haitian born filmmaker Raoul Peck takes us on a two-year journey inside the challenging, contradictory, and colossal rebuilding efforts in post-earthquake Haiti. Through its provocative and radical point of view, Fatal Assistance offers a devastating indictment of the international community’s post-disaster idealism. The film dives headlong into the complexity of the reconstruction process and the practice and impact of worldwide humanitarian and development aid, revealing the disturbing extent of a general failure. We learn that a major portion of the money pledged to Haiti was never disbursed, nor made it into the actual reconstruction. Fatal Assistance leads us to one clear conclusion: current aid policies and practices in Haiti need to stop immediately.Official Selection Berlin Film Festival 2013

Showings:

June 19, 2013
6:30 PM / Film Society of Lincoln Center Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
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June 20, 2013
7:00 PM / IFC Center
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