Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Fatal Assistance Film Screenings

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts screening Fatal Assistance by Raoul Peck, acclaimed Haitian filmmaker.


Fatal Assistance (Assistance mortelle) by Raoul Peck (Haiti/France/US, 2012, 100 min.). 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 practice and impact of worldwide humanitarian and development aid, revealing the disturbing extent of a general failure. In English and French with English subtitles. Discussion with director follows the Feb 21 screening.


Remis Auditorium, 161

Alfond Auditorium, G36 (February 21 & 26 only)

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115



Feb 19, 7-8:40pm

Feb 20, 4:30-6:10pm

Feb 21, 7-8:40pm

Feb 22, 12:30-2:10pm

Feb 23, 12:30-2:10pm

Feb 26, 5-6:40pm

Feb 27, 5-6:40pm



The film will also be screened in other cities across the US:

Washington, DC
AFI Silver Theater
February 22 – March 3
Raoul Peck Retrospective featuring a screening of FATAL ASSISTANCE on 2/22
with Raoul Peck in person

New York, NY
Elinor Bunin Monroe Theater at the Film Society of Lincoln Center
February 28 – March 6
One week run of the film with Raoul Peck in person, Feb 28-Mar 2
More info: <> (tickets are not yet

Miami, FL
O-Cinema Miami Shores
Mar 20-23
Raoul peck in Person, March 21-22
More info: (tickets not
yet available)


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