BIFF 2018: 26. september - 4. oktober
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Fatal Assistance

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Assistance Mortelle
Belgia / Frankrike / USA / 2013 / 1 t. 40 min.
LANGUAGE:
Engelsk/ Fransk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
CAST:
Raoul Peck
DIRECTOR:
Raoul Peck
WRITER:
Raoul Peck
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Antoine Struyf
PRODUCER:
Rémi Grellety
Pride, prejudice and postcolonial humanitaria

The earthquake in Haiti in 2010 caused the death of several hundred thousand people, and the damages to the infrastructure of the already poor country was devastating. In the wake of the tragedy, the international society came forth to aid Haiti with money and personnel, but as time went on, the relief effort proved frustratingly ineffectual. In FATAL ASSISTANCE acclaimed Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck takes a closer look at the catastrophe that followed the catastrophe.

 

Raoul Peck

RAOUL PECK is an acclaimed director of documentaries and also a former Minister of Culture of the Republic of Haiti. His debut feature film, THE MAN BY THE SHORE (1993), was the first ever Caribbean entry to screen in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.