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Desounen - Dialogue with Death (2/4)

This is also part of this series: Developing Stories - Series II - Population and Migration (4)

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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 53 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 1994
Available in French: No

Years of economic and political chaos in Haiti have led to environmental devastation, crushing poverty and a mass exodus of Haitians trying to reach the mecca of the United States. The tragedy is that the islanders who realize this dream are precisely those with the drive, initiative and energy needed to rebuild their homeland's shattered economy. Raoul Peck's evocative documentary takes the form of a journey through Haiti - a journey with different travelers, along different routes, to different destinations in the Caribbean's poorest country providing a running commentary on the plight of the real life Haitians he encounters in his travels.

Awards: Margaret Mead Film Festival; RIENA International Environmental Film Festival, Paris; Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

Links: http://www.tve.org - the producer’s site

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