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26748: (announce) FARISTIDE Documentary News - Screenings added & Positive Response From the Haitian Community (fwd)
Theatrical Release: ARISTIDE and the Endless Revolution
Nominated for the Amnesty International Doen Awards @ IDFA Amsterdam
ARISTIDE and the Endless Revolution @ the Pioneer Theater
For tickets call (212) 591-0434 or buy in advance @
on Fri Dec 2 @ 5pm - Sat Dec 3 @ 2:45pm - Sat Dec 3 @ 7:15pm - Sun Dec @ 4
@ the Pioneer Two Boots Theater/ 155 East 3rd Street between Av A & B
New York theater has to add shows after having had already a 10 day run with
an overwhelming positive response
from the Haitian Diaspora and New York audiences in general!
Over 1'000 people have converged last week to see our film at the downtown
Pioneer theater in New York.
The response by the audience and the press was all together very positive and
Debates were held following five of the screenings with the participation of
director Nicolas Rossier, advocates and human rights experts such as Brian
Concannon of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, Actor Danny
Glover, Dr. Maryse Narcisse of Famni Lavalas and Margaret L. Satterthwaite
Research Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New
York University School of Law (list of complete guests on
Please support the film by sending recommendations to your local tv, theater,
university, college and library. A trailer of the film is available on
Our film will open nationnally in December and January. Check
www.Firstrunfeatures.com for more information.
What the press says:
"Taut, well-balanced, insightful...a probing look into Haiti's contentious
- The New York Times
"Aristide and the Endless Revolution makes up ground by presenting a
comprehensive picture of the problems...
The film makes a strong statement and brings to light important reportage with
a straightforward yet persuasive style".
- Film Journal International
"Nicolas Rossier's well-researched documentary draws its own definite
- TV Guide
"Informative and very moving. An excellent film about the recent political
history of Haiti "
- Richard Peña, Film Society of Lincoln Center
"Well photographed film .......Facts and events are depicted with intelligence
- Haiti Observateur
" A damning documentary which raises some serious questions about the Central
intelligence Agency's role
in the popular President's ouster".
- Carib World Radio
" Ingenius, beyond the forest of the mainstream"
- La Presse
" Powerful revisiting of the Haitian Crisis "
- L'Express Pacifique"
About the film:
Only an hour south of Miami, the elected president of the Western Hemisphere's
poorest nation, Jean Bertrand Aristide, has twice been forced from office with
the complicity of the international community. An intelligent and engrossing
examination of the oft-suppressed story of the 2004 coup d'etat in Haiti,
Rossier's film investigates the events that led to the second violent
expulsion of Aristide from Haiti, and reveals the tangled web of hope, deceit,
and political violence that has brought the world's first black republic to
An in-depth interview with Aristide (now in exile in South Africa) is
juxtaposed with the views of a wide range of supporters and critics, including
US Assistant Secretary of State Roger Noriega. A complex historical truth
emerges as international interests concerned with suppressing popular
democracy and ending Aristide's reforms co-mingle with embargos, debt service
(for loans Haiti never received), systemic violence and human rights
violations that erupted as the situation worsened.
For more logon www.aristidethefilm.com
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