Raoul Peck “Fatal Assistance” Screening

June 20, 2013 5:00am

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Raoul 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.

To learn more about the event, visit the Film Festival’s event page.

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