June 20, 2013Raoul Peck “Fatal Assistance” Screening part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival Wednesday, June 19 @ 6:30pm Film Society of Lincoln Center 144 West 65th St. New York, NY Thursday, June 20 @ 7pm IFC Center 323 6th Ave. at West 3rd St. New York, NY
Raoul Peck will be at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on Wednesday, June 19 and at the IFC Film Center on Thursday, June 20 to present the U.S. premiere of his new documentary Fatal Assistance.
Peck is an award-winning Haitian-born filmmaker, and in Fatal Assistance he leads us through the two-year process of colossal rebuilding efforts in post-earthquake Haiti. The film dives headfirst into the complexity of the reconstruction process and the impact of global humanitarian aid, revealing the disturbing extent to which these aid efforts were a failure. Through this film the viewer learns that a large portion of the money pledged to Haiti was never actually received, and the grand plans for reconstruction largely failed to materialize. Fatal Assistance leads its viewers to one definitive conclusion: current aid policies in Haiti need to be changed.