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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.
March 1, 2013
In the wake of the January 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, the international community came together and billions of dollars were pledged to help recovery efforts. The cast of those willing to come to the aid of the devastated city included former US president Bill Clinton and numerous Hollywood stars. But two and a half years later, hundreds of thousands in Haiti’s capital are still living in tents, the organizations that pledged their help are defunct, and a mere fraction of the funds have arrived. The media remains focused on the efforts made by foreign sources while refusing to show the work that Hatians are putting into rebuilding their own country.
Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck spent two years documenting the failure of the international community to meet the needs of those affected by the earthquake. Fatal Assistance shows multiple humanitarian organizations working on the same project, infighting among NGOs, and new hospitals being built next to existing ones instead of where they are needed.
March 20, 2012
Raoul Peck, internationally-renowned film auteur, will be giving a talk and signing on his new book Stolen Images at Sankofa Bookstore in DC on Tuesday, March 20th, at 6:30 pm.
Click here to learn more.
Sankofa is located at:
2714 Georgia Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
March 20, 2012Power and politics are always fodder for conversation in America, and that’s especially true in the current presidential election year. But Raoul Peck hopes his filmmaking can help inspire Americans to look beyond their own politics and cultivate a more global perspective.
March 17, 2012
New York City!
March 17, 2012
In celebration of his collection of screenplays, Stolen Images, filmmaker Raoul Peck will present a film screening and talk at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on March 17 at 7pm.
This event, sponsored by the New York Public Library, will be held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture:
515 Malcom X Blvd, 10037
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March 16, 2012
Internationally-renowned director and author of the forthcoming Stolen Images, Raoul Peck, will be at two events at Emerson College.
The first will be a screening of his film Moloch Tropical at 7:30pm on March 15th at the Bright Family Screening Room in the Paramount Center. A Q&A with Mr. Peck will follow.
The second event is an author talk and book signing about his book Stolen Images on March 16th from 2-4pm. The event will again be held in the Bright Family Screening Room in the Paramount Center.
Both are free and open to the public. Click here to learn more!