Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Aristide and the Endless Revolution, Available on DVD

 

June 19, 2006

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact: Kelly Hargraves

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NEW ON DVD

 

ARISTIDE and the Endless Revolution

 

 

 

 

The Riveting Documentary about Haiti’s former leader, Jean-Bertrand Aristide

 

An hour south of Miami is the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation, Haiti. In 1991 its citizens elected a former Roman Catholic priest and exponent of liberation theology, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, as president. Popular among Haiti’s poor and disenfranchised, Aristide became a target of Haiti’s business interests (and the political parties that served those interests) because of his daring policies that tried to raise the standard of living for the huge majority of Haitians.

During his second term in office, his government came under increasing pressure from many sides and by 2004 political violence had escalated sharply. On February 29, 2004, Aristide and his family left Haiti on a US-dispatched airplane � according to Aristide, against his will; the US claims it was with his full cooperation. Nicolas Rossier’s powerful and informative documentary, ARISTIDE and the Endless Revolution,�focuses on Aristide’s later years as president, as he�struggled to fulfill his promises of reform in the face of mounting domestic opposition (driven in large part by business and military interests) and, simultaneously, an increasingly hostile relationship with the United States.

 

 

ARISTIDE and the Endless Revolution will be released on DVD on July 25, 2006 at a suggested retail price of $24.95.

 

Featuring an exclusive interview with Aristide from his exile in South Africa, as well as the views of a wide range of supporters and critics including US Assistant Secretary of State Roger Noriega, Colin Powell, and Noam Chomsky, and intermixed with searing glimpes inside strife-torn Haiti,�ARISTIDE and the Endless Revolution�offers a moving testimony to the Haitian peoples’ struggle�against oppression and exposes the tangled web of hope, deceit, and political violence that brought the world’s first black republic to its knees.

 

 

 

DVD Bonus Features:

Bonus Filmed Interview with Jean-Bertrand Aristide � Updated for Haiti’s 2006

 

Elections � Historical Timeline � Text Interview with Economist Alex Dupuy � Text

 

Interviews with Director � Director Biography � Resources and Links

{WINNER! Best Documentary � 2006 Pan African Film Festival}

 

�Taut, well-balanced, insightful. A probing look into Haiti�s contentious modern

history.�

 

� THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

�Powerful, cogent! An absorbing piece of investigative journalism. Surprising

access to a bevy of heavyweights.�

� BOSTON GLOBE

�Informative and Enraging� Highly recommended!� �

SF WEEKLY

�Fascinating…haunting… Extremely informative.�

GUARDIAN

� SAN FRANCISCO BAY

�Makes its case with substantial intelligence and conviction.�

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

� THE

ARISTIDE and the Endless Revolution

 

82 minutes, color, 2005

In English, French & Creole w/English Subtitles

UPC: 7-20229-91221-1

Catalog #: FRF 912211D

SRP: $24.95/CAN.: $32.99

Pre-book Date: June 20, 2006

Street Date: July 25, 2006

 

 

�Taut, well-balanced, insightful. A probing look into Haiti�s contentious modern

history.�

 

� THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

�Powerful, cogent! An absorbing piece of investigative journalism. Surprising

access to a bevy of heavyweights.�

� BOSTON GLOBE

�Informative and Enraging� Highly recommended!� �

SF WEEKLY

�Fascinating…haunting… Extremely informative.�

GUARDIAN

� SAN FRANCISCO BAY

�Makes its case with substantial intelligence and conviction.�

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

� THE

ARISTIDE and the Endless Revolution

 

82 minutes, color, 2005

In English, French & Creole w/English Subtitles

UPC: 7-20229-91221-1

Catalog #: FRF 912211D

SRP: $24.95/CAN.: $32.99

Pre-book Date: June 20, 2006

Street Date: July 25, 2006

 

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