Tuesday, February 13, 2007
HAITI: The End of the Chimeres? La Fin des Chimeres?
DIRECTOR Charles Najman ACTOR Jean-Bertrand Aristide ---
Clergy and others reflect upon the deceitful tactics used by priest turned president Jean Betrand Aristide. Since its founding as a republic in 1804 following a successful slave rebellion, Haiti has endured a history of turmoil, poverty and neglect. And during much of the past two centuries, the men who have set its course have been a series of dictators and despots. In the year of its Bicentennial, filmmaker Charles Najman tries to unravel the enigma of Haiti with testimonies from dissidents, key politicians and disillusioned citizens as they reflect upon their island home during the final days of the presidency of Jean-Bertrand Aristide. You can watch a clip on this page: http://www.sundancechannel.com/video/popup.php?video_id=0000000713&amp;amp;amp;amp;package_id=&parent_id=&menutab=