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Human Rights in Haiti film screening: "In Defense of Justice"

Portland filmmaker and Haiti activist Paul Reineke presents "In Defense of Justice" a film documenting the work of the Haitian grassroots human rights organization AUMOHD.

Tuesday, June 29th, 7pm
People's Food Co-op Community Room
3029 SE 21st Ave (between Powell and Division)

Following the film will be an open discussion of the current situation in Haiti: post-quake activities and interventions, upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections (will Lavalas be excluded again?), and the threats (and hopes) for justice and democracy in Haiti.
"In Defense of Justice" follows the Haitian human rights organization AUMOHD (The Association of University Graduates Motivated for a Haiti with Rights) in their daily advocacy work in the prisons, courthouses and poorest communities of Port-au-Prince. The film documents AUMOHD's major human rights programs: from their long-standing success in freeing illegally held prisoners to their establishment and training of neighborhood-based human rights organizations - the Community Human Rights Councils - to the investigation and documentation of human rights violations and violence - including those committed by UN forces. AUMOHD President and attorney, Evel Fanfan, provides insights into the inner workings (and failings) of the Haitian justice system - from cash-strapped and overburdened judges to physical abuse in the prisons - and how AUMOHD works within that system to promote and achieve justice under the law.
Run time 51min 40sec

View the trailer here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr8A-NI1qHQ

**Free Event** (Donations welcome to support the continued work of AUMOHD)