Pina's film stands out because it connects the tragic events in Haiti with what he assesses as
foreign intervention designed to deter democracy. Learn the side of the Haiti
coverage not seen in the corporate news media.
Kevin Pina is a journalist and filmmaker who lived and worked in Haiti for seven years before and after the overthrow of Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the installation of a U.S.-backed government. Pina reported extensively from Haiti on FLASHPOINTS, a radio program heard daily on KPFA, the flagship station of the Pacifica Network. He is also an Associate Editor of the Black Commentator online magazine and the Founding Editor of the Haiti Information Project (HIP), an alternative news agency operating in Port au Prince, Haiti.
Pina was beaten by an off-duty SWAT officer of the Haitian National Police on June 4, 2005 for his actions during a demonstration on May 18 where he and several Haitian journalists blocked police from firing on unarmed protestors. He was arrested on Sept. 9, 2005 and held in a Haitian jail for three days after covering the attempt of a corrupt judge to plant weapons in the church of prisoner of conscience Father Gerard Jean-Juste.
Pina's film credits include "El Salvador: In the Name of Democracy" (1985),"Berkeley in the Sixties" (1990), "Amazonia: Voices from the Rainforest" (1990),"Haiti: Harvest of Hope" (1997) and "Haiti: We must kill the BANDITS" (2007). Pina is completing the final documentary in his trilogy on Haiti, "HAITI: THE Betrayal of DEMOCRACY."
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