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Film 'Aristide and the Endless Revolution' available online and in DVD
Submitted by CHAN on September 10, 2012 - 09:40
Digital and DVD versions of Nicholas Rossier's 2005 film, Aristide and the Endless Revolution, can be rented or purchased. Find the digital version online for rent ($2) or purchase ($15) at Amazon VOD, here. DVD copies can be purchased at Baraka Productions, here ($13, more for institutions or screenings).
The film tells the story of the overthrow of the coup d'etat against elected government in Haiti that was carried out in 2004 by Haitian paramilitaries acting on behalf of that country's economic elite, in alliance with the U.S., Canadian and European governments. It describes the crushing embargo on aid and development loans that was imposed against the government of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide by the large countries named above. President Aristide and his party were elected to office by a large majority of the Haitian people in the year 2000.
Here is a brief review of the film published in the New York Times on Nov. 17, 2005, the day the film opened in that city.