In celebration of Black History Month, the Libraries’
"Haiti Past and Present" series will kick off on February 2 with a
showing of the film "HAITI, Land of Tragedy, Land of Hope" In the
Memorial Library Commons. Discussion will follow the viewings. Please
join us for this important conversation on Haiti as the world continues to
provide relief to victims of the January 12, 2010 devastating earthquake.
The series will run until March 2, 2010. Each film will be shown at Come for a portion of the viewing, or stay for the entire film.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010in Memorial Library Commons
Land of Tragedy, Land of Hope,
2004 (Antoine Leonard-Maestrati)
This documentary chronicles the history of Haiti back to
its discovery in the late 15th Century and the violent process of
colonization to the present.
February 9, 2010 in Memorial Library
Égalité for all: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian
Revolution, 2009 (Noland Walker)
The Haitian Revolution represents the only successful slave
revolution in history; it created the world's first Black republic. At the
forefront of the rebellion was General Toussaint Louverture, an ex-slave whose
genius was admired by allies and enemies alike.
February 16, 2010 in Memorial Library
Aristide and the Endless Revolution, 2005 (Nicolas
"Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the former president of Haiti, was
twice removed from office with the complicity of the international community.
An investigation into the events that led to his most recent ouster, 'Aristide
and the endless revolution' exposes the geopolitical intrigue, the economic
alliances between the Haitian and U.S. elite, the armed criminals posing as
freedom fighters and other factors that have consistently threatened this young
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 in Memorial Library Commons
Profit And Nothing But!, 2001 (Raoul Peck)
The filmmaker contrasts the rhetoric of capitalism with the
reality of his native land, Haiti.
Explores the profit motive and its consequences on people's day to day lives,
their history and their outlook for the future.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 in Memorial Library Commons
Port-au Prince is Mine, 2000 (Rigoberto Lopez)
provides a portrait of the city and its problems: overpopulation, lack of urban
infrastructure and environmental degradation.