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Aristide and the Endless Revolution (2005)

Detailed account of the United States' removal of Haiti's democratically elected president, Aristide. Features Aristide, Sen. Maxine Waters, Noam Chomsky, Rep. Charles Rangel, more.


Nicolas Rossier
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Credited cast:
Jean-Bertrand Aristide Jean-Bertrand Aristide ... Himself
George Bush ... Himself
George W. Bush ... Himself
Timothy Carney Timothy Carney ... Himself
Noam Chomsky ... Himself
James Dobbins James Dobbins ... Himself
Ross Douglas Ross Douglas ... Narrator
Francois Duvalier Francois Duvalier ... Himself
Jean-Claude Duvalier Jean-Claude Duvalier ... Himself
Paul Farmer Paul Farmer ... Himself
Danny Glover ... Himself
Roger Noriega Roger Noriega ... Himself
Colin Powell ... Himself
Donald Rumsfeld ... Himself
John Shattuck John Shattuck ... Himself


Only an hour south of Miami, the elected president of the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation, Jean Bertrand Aristide, has twice been forced from office with the complicity of the international community. An intelligent and engrossing examination of the oft-suppressed story of the 2004 coup d'etat in Haiti, Rossier's film investigates the events that led to the second violent expulsion of Aristide from Haiti, and reveals the tangled web of hope, deceit, and political violence that has brought the world's first black republic to its knees. Written by Anonymous

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English | French

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30 July 2005 (USA) See more »


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$2,552, 27 November 2005

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A Stunning Documentary
22 September 2006 | by susmanSee all my reviews

The first time I saw "Aristide" was at the United Nations Association Film Festival. I was struck by its blunt honesty and images. Director Nicolas Rossier tells the story of Haiti's struggle for independence in his brilliant feature documentary. Interviews with leaders on both sides of the fence and historical background going back to the French conquest weave a compelling and well-balanced narrative. "ARISTIDE and the Endless Revolution" is a must see for anyone interested in how politics, human rights, and justice can be manipulated and undermined. You'll walk away from this film wondering how the world can just stand by and watch.

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