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Powerful new documentary film about cholera on Al Jazeera
Submitted by Roger on August 30, 2013 - 09:44
The Fault Lines program on Al Jazeera has broadcast a powerful new documentary on the cholera outbreak in Haiti. Haiti in the Time of Cholera is 25 minutes long. It is produced by Sebastian Walker, a reporter with Al Jazeera who reported for more than one year following the January 2010 earthquake. Watch Haiti in the Time of Cholera at this link.
The documentary reports on the legal action against the United Nations being spearheaded by the Bureau des avocats internationaux in Port au Prince and its partner office in Boston, the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti. The action was launched in November 2011. In the film, Walker speaks to UN representatives in Port au Prince and New York City, including Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. He is stonewalled from beginning to end.
The editors of major newspapers in the United States are arguing that the UN must take responsibility for the cholera disaster, including, once again recently, those at the Washington Post. Members of Congress in the United States are also making the same case. Nothing comparable is taking place in Canada's media or Parliament.
In 2011, Al Jazeera broadcast an informative, 47-minute documentary film on the Haiti earthquake also by Sebastian Walker. Watch Haiti After the Quake here.