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Haitian Studies Association 26th Annual Conference
Migration, Crossing Boundaries, Paths Forward

November 6-8, 2014


Assistance Mortelle (Fatal Assistance) (2012)Thursday, November 6, 7:00pm
Browning Cinema, Debartolo Performing Arts Center

Assistance Mortelle (Fatal Assistance) (2012)

Directed by Raoul Peck
Not Rated, 100 minutes, DCP
English, French and Hatian Creole with English subtitles

Award-winning Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck (Lumumba) takes a two-year journey inside the challenging, contradictory and colossal rebuilding efforts in post-earthquake Haiti. This crushing fact-based documentary film dives headlong into the complexity of the reconstruction process and the practice and impact of worldwide humanitarian and development aid, revealing in the most disturbing way the extent of a general failure.
View trailer here.
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Student panel to follow

Deported (2012)Friday, November 7, 7:00pm
Snite Museum of Art Auditorium

Deported (2012)

Directed by Rachèle Magloire and Chantal Regnault

This award-winning film sheds light on the issue of Haitian deportation, a consequence of US policies that force repatriation of all foreign residents who have committed crimes, even only simple convictions for driving while intoxicated or petty theft. Through a sequence of vivid portraits filmed in North America and Haiti, and with searing music by and about deportees, Deported captures the experience of human beings who have been reduced to nobodies. After paying their debt to society in North America, they are nonetheless deported to their home country, Haiti. Back in Port-au-Prince, a city they left as children, a new life begins for these "Americans" in an environment that can be completely unfamiliar, hostile, and impossible to navigate.

Watch trailer here.

Panel to follow, organized by the Student Coalition for Immigration Advocacy (SCIA)




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