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Directed by Raoul Peck

France, Belgium, Haiti, United States 2013 99 mins. In English, French

Award-winning, Haitian-born filmmaker Raoul Peck takes us on a two-year journey inside the challenging, contradictory, and colossal rebuilding efforts in post-earthquake Haiti. Through its provocative and radical point of view, FATAL ASSISTANCE offers a devastating indictment of the international community’s post-disaster idealism. The film dives headlong into the complexity of the reconstruction process and the impact of worldwide humanitarian and development aid, revealing the disturbing extent of a general failure. We learn that a major portion of the money pledged to Haiti was never disbursed nor made it into the actual reconstruction. FATAL ASSISTANCE leads us to one clear conclusion: current aid policies and practices in Haiti need to stop immediately.