FRONTLINE: Battle for Haiti: Rebuilding in the Face of Gang Violence and Corruption DVD

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Last year, in the chaos of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, thousands of the country's worst criminals seized the opportunity to stage a mass escape from the National Penitentiary. One year later, the gang leaders are re-asserting control in the capital, threatening the country's stability. With unique access to the police units trying to hunt down the gangsters - and ... More
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Last year, in the chaos of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, thousands of the country's worst criminals seized the opportunity to stage a mass escape from the National Penitentiary. One year later, the gang leaders are re-asserting control in the capital, threatening the country's stability. With unique access to the police units trying to hunt down the gangsters - and revealing encounters with the gangsters themselves - FRONTLINE examines the uphill fight to rebuild Haiti in the face of deep-rooted corruption and intimidation. The film also offers intimate portraits of the fearful lives many Haitians are living, as the central government and judicial system routinely fail to maintain order. "Haiti is a nation that committed collective suicide some time ago," the chief of the UN mission tells FRONTLINE. If the gangs are not defeated, many now believe a new Haiti cannot be born.

Producer: Quicksilver Media-Dan Reed/WGBH
Production Year: 2011
Copyright Year: 2011
Director: Dan Reed
Narrator: Will Lyman
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Tl E.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
To understand Haiti, start with this vid
Review by Tl E. on 07/17/20 review stating To understand Haiti, start with this vid
Its : Must see. In a nutshell: its the gangs. With street video of police (pistol in hand) picking up gang members, prisoners jailed for over a year without going before a judge, victims of violent crime, peacekeepers that arent allowed to fight and politicians that remind me of Chicago during Al Capone, its an eye opening and jaw dropping program. I viewed the PBS program on our TV. A few days later, at a local community college class on Great Decisions we viewed a video of an interview of two (supposedly) knowledgeable men. One, Walser, from the Heritage Foundation and one from the Inter-American Dialogue. They spoke comfortably, wearing suits and ties and very probably in the U.S. Never once did they mention the gangs! Dont bother seeing their interview- see the Frontline program Battle for Haiti. Only then can you start to understand what its like.
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Rey
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Very good material
Review by Rey on 07/17/20 review stating Very good material
If you want to see change in Haiti you need to put in perspective all institutions and focus in the justice system... Haitian people saying in that doc. how they want a FINITO of impunity , social violence, economic dependency and bad cooperations that tend to weak the national engines from everybody. Please helpe Haiti in the right way with dignity. Buy this film and share it .


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