Fatal Assistance (Assistance Mortelle)
Oriental Theatre Screen 1Mon, Sep 30, 2013 4:00 PM Event Date Passed
Fox Bay Cinema Grill Screen 2Tue, Oct 1, 2013 7:45 PM Event Date Passed
Fox Bay Cinema Grill Screen 1Mon, Oct 7, 2013 4:45 PM Event Date Passed
Film Info
Section:Documentary Festival Favorites (Presented by Christine Symchych and Jim McNulty)
Runtime:99 min
Event Type:Features
Country of Origin:France/Haiti/USA/Belgium
Original Language:English/French/Creole
Subtitles:English/French/Creole with English subtitles
Community Partners:UWM Department of Africology
UWM Urban Studies Programs
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Raoul Peck
Producer:Rémi Grellety
Raoul Peck
Hébert Peck
Screenwriter:Raoul Peck
Cinematographer:Rachèle Magloire
Kirsten Johnson
Antoine Struyf
Rafael Solis
Richard Sénécal
Editor:Alexandra Strauss
Join award-winning Haitian-born filmmaker Raoul Peck as he examines the abject failure of humanitarian efforts in his home country following the destruction wrought by the 2010 earthquake, a tragedy that killed 250,000 Haitians and displaced 1.2 million more. In the immediate aftermath of this disaster, billions of dollars were pledged by the international community toward the rebuilding effort, but one needn't look far in 2013 Haiti to see people still living in tents surrounded by debris, dealing with the aftershocks of failed aid that have contradictorily proven to be more catastrophic than the initial event.