Assistance mortelle (Fatal Assistance)
Screening sponsored by Scribe Video Center
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 8:00PM International House
Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck documents 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, to reveal the disturbing extent of a general failure. A major portion of the money pledged to Haiti was never disbursed, nor made it into the actual reconstruction.
Fatal Assistance leads to one clear conclusion: current aid policies and practices in Haiti need to stop immediately. (Haiti, 2013, 99 min)
Following Peck’s latest feature Moloch Tropical, screening at 6:00PM