THIS OTHER HAITI

THIS OTHER HAITI

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 1740
    Format: DVD

    Directed by David Korb
    1993, 58 minutes
    Creole dialog with English voice-over and narration
    Purchase: $310 | Classroom Rental: $125


    In contrast to the predominant media image of an oppressed and powerless Haitian populace, this documentary examines the activities of a nationwide peasant movement for social change in Haiti. Thousands of members of the Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) have been struggling for over two decades, despite brutal army harassment, to bring about democratic social reform. The video interviews key members of the MPP and shows their success in establishing agricultural co-ops, a credit bank, educational and training programs, and health dispensaries, thus revealing "this other," little known Haiti.

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    "A work of passion that shows Haitian peasants as they are: hopeful yet realists as they speak for themselves...a gritty, lyrical masterpiece defining Haiti's current struggle." — Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, Dept. of Afro-American Studies, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee