Nov. 2 - Day of the Dead
The Bolivarian Media Exchange
Presents a screening of a film about
a fighter for human rights and justice
in Haiti - Jean Dominique.
WHEN - 7PM
WHERE - LIBERTY HALL
311 N IVY
$5 REQUESTED DONATION - NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS
ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT HAITI SOLIDARITY
A brief synopsis of "The Agronomist"
Owner of Haiti's only free radio station, Haitian national hero and freedom fighter Jean Léopold Dominique clashed with his country's various repressive governments and spent much of the 1990s in exile in New York. Following the reinstatement of a democratically elected government, director Jonathan Demme filmed Dominique's triumphant return to Port-au-Prince in 1994. Dominique's still-unsolved assassination in 2000 moved Demme to assemble over a decade's worth of footage to create a testament to an indefatigable man and his legacy who thought of himself chiefly as a simple man of the countryside, an agronomist. Original music by Wyclef Jean.