Aristide and the Endless Revolution
Cinema Politica Fredericton presents the documentary
A complex historical truth emerges in Nicolas Rossier’s intelligent examination revealing the oft-supressed story of the 2004 coup d’etat in Haiti, as well as the systemic violence and human rights violations that erupted under the interim government. An interview with the deposed president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide in Pretoria, South Africa, is juxtaposed with the views of a wide range of supporters and critics, including US Assistant Secretary of State Roger Noriega. It is not Aristide and the Lavalas supporters who emerge looking like thugs but international interests concerned with suppressing popular democracy and ending the reforms Aristide was capable of making – despite embargoes and the need to service a debt for loans Haiti never received. 2005. 84 min. Directed by Nicolas Rossier. Film to be followed by a discussion with Haiti Action Fredericton.