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“Assistance Mortelle (Fatal Assistance)”

January 30, 2014

On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at 8 PM at International House, Scribe Video Center will screen Raoul Peck’s documentary on the failures of the rebuilding efforts of post-earthquake Haiti.

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