12 January, 2010. A devastating earthquake shakes Haiti’s capital. In an instant 250,000 people are killed and 1.2 million left homeless. Filmed over two years, Raoul Peck’s documentary examines the staggering failures, global and local, that have stranded such vulnerable nation.
Haitian director Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro) bravely tackles the blighted reconstruction of his country following the 2010 earthquake in this illuminating and relentless documentary exposé. A year later, Peck returned to the subject through the lens of fiction with Murder in Pacot.
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