Raoul Peck's newest film, Murder in Pacot, is selected to the International Film Festival of Toronto (Sept 4th - Sept 14th)
After the terrible January 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, an intelectual bourgeois couple struggles to reinvent a life amid the rubbles of their luxurious home.
Needing money to survive, the couple decides to rent the remaining habitable part of the villa to “Alex”, a high-level foreign relief worker. He brings with him in the house, Andrémise, an ambitious 17 years old Haitian girl of modest background. Now the couple, strained by the loss of their social position, their ideals, their dreams and desires must face this toxic intrusion.
Award-winning Haitian born filmmaker Raoul Peck takes us on a 2-year journey inside the challenging, contradictory and colossal rebuilding efforts in post-earthquake Haiti. Through its provocative and radical point of view, the film offers a devastating indictment of the international community's post-disaster idealism. While noting that a major portion of the money pledged was never disbursed, nor made it into the actual reconstruction.
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