An hour south of Miami is the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation, Haiti. In 1991 its citizens elected a former Roman Catholic priest, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, as president. Nicolas Rossier’s powerful and informative documentary focuses on Aristide’s last years as president, as he struggled to fulfill his promises of reform in the face of mounting domestic opposition and, simultaneously, an increasingly hostile relationship with the United States—culminating in his forced removal from office in early 2004.
“Powerful, cogent, an absorbing piece of investigative journalism.” —The Boston Globe
“Taut, well-balanced, insightful… A probing look into Haiti’s contentious modem history.”
—The New York Times
“Fascinating..haunting... Extremely informative.” —San Francisco Bay Guardian