HAITI: Before the Earthquake - Film Screening and Discussion
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Since the earthquakes, much attention has been focused on the immediate needs of the people of Haiti. While it is important to meet the basic needs, we are encouraging you to come and participate in this event to learn the past events that have shaped the current situation in Haiti and made the aftermath of the earthquakes so devastating. Most importantly, we will discuss how we can support Haitians in their efforts to rebuild their country.
***this primary aim of this event is to raise awareness, not funds***
Film: Aristide and the Endless Revolution
An hour south of Miami is the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation. In 2004, the democratically elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide was taken against his will from Haiti in an American helicopter. Having been deposed once with CIA backing in 1991, the 2004 coup d’état was not the first American intervention into Haitian politics, nor will it likely be the last.
Featuring exclusive interviews with Aristide, commentary from a wide range of supporters and critics, and Seraing glimpses inside the strife-torn Haiti, this award-winning documentary exposes the tangled web of hope, deceit, and the political violence that has brought the world’s first black republic to its knees.
The Bookshelf Cinema, Guelph
Saturday March 6th, 1:00 pm
Hosted by Haiti Action Guelph, CUPE, Critical Knowledge Collective
Pay what you can, no one will be turned away for lack of funds