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Desounen – Dialogue With Death

Years of economic and political chaos in Haiti, the Caribbean’s poorest country, have led to environmental devastation, crushing poverty and the mass exodus of Haitians trying to reach the mecca of the United States. Haitian director Raoul Peck’s evocative documentary takes the form of a journey through Haiti. Guiding the viewer along the way is the narrator – a fictional, wise old countryman who draws on his ancestral knowledge of life and death to provide a running commentary on the plight of the real-life Haitians he encounters on his travels. ‘I wanted to show people who fight and do not give up,’ says Peck. ‘One wonders what the destiny of such people could have been had they been given some minimum knowledge, education or income?’

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