Reference Web Sites
The Ant and the Gorilla.
Same Old Story: Slaves, Zombies and Free men
Internet Movies Database - Haiti
Online Pics and Clips about Haiti :
Movies and Documentaries:
Ghosts of Cite Soleil
- A shocking look at the living and working conditions of Haitian
agricultural laborers in the Dominican Republic.
- In this film on foreign aid and investment in a developing country,
a filmmaker and a journalist from Canada travel to Haiti, where
they seek out rich and poor to find out where foreign dollars go.
They discover that a North-South dialogue does not exist, and that
the profit motive lurks behind the myth of foreign aid.
& Little Girls
- Hopscotch is universal. Girls around the world trace squares on
the ground, then hop through them, trying hard to reach the end. Some
are frail, some strong; all are beautiful. Whether they live in India,
Thailand, Yemen, Peru, Burkina Faso or Haiti, they all speak of having
much of their childhood stolen from them. Because they are girls.
- Increasingly, middle-class families in the developed world who
are unable to have children seek to adopt in the Third World where
middlemen are making money out of misery and turning international
adoption into a trafficking operation in babies. Nevertheless, elimination
of the middlemen allows humanitarian programs such as the one in
Haiti, under which two British Columbian families adopt babies from
unfortunate families seeking a secure future for their children.
- OXFAM-Québec sponsored a desalination project in the hard-pressed
Haitian village of Grande Saline, where the lack of clean drinking
water is the main cause of diseases.
Harvest Of Hope
- Harvest of Hope is the quintessential primer for understanding
the roots of the current crisis in Haiti. The film dramatically
captures seminal moments in the history of Jean-Bertrand Aristide
and the Lavalas movement that swept him into the presidency in December
Human Rights: Haiti,
- Part of the Series Global Issues in Our Developing World.
- The first segment of this program documents Haitis two-century
struggle to end violence and institute voting rights for its people.
In Turkey, 300,000 Bulgarian citizens exiled by Bulgarias
outgoing Communist regime are making new lives for themselves and
their families. In Oman, economic windfalls from the 1967 oil boom
have done little to reduce high rates of illiteracy among women.
(30 minutes, color)
Commander in Chief:
aka Clinton The Dickhead
- Elected to fix the economy, President Clinton sent troops to more global
hot spots than any commander in chief in the past fifty yearsfrom
Somalia to Iraq to Haiti to the Balkans. This program goes behind the
events and press conferences to examine how a leader made fateful decisions.
Clintons commitment to send peacekeeping troops to Bosnia, for
example, when over 70 percent of the American public opposed it shows
the difficulty of those choices.
- Archival footage and readings from
the Presidents diary complement interviews with former U.S. Ambassador
to the UN, Richard C. Holbrooke; former Secretary of State, Lawrence
S. Eagleburger; and Leon E. Panetta, Former White House chief of staff.
A Discovery Channel Production. (52 minutes, color)
Pilgrimages and eye contacts:
Haiti - Voodoo
Haiti- Narco Colonialism
- Guess what? Candomble. Macumba. Santeria. Yoruba. We outnumber you.
Hurricanes and other beasts
Fugees. Homeless. Boat People.
- Same old same old. Just another source of residual pain.