FAILING HAITI: a film screening and discussion with director Rod Paul


Date:       Tuesday, May 2, 2006
Time:       10:00 AM
Location: Andrew Young School
               of Policy Studies
                Room 749
                Georgia State University
                Corner of Marietta Street and
                Peachtree Street
                (2 Blocks from Five Points Marta Station)

Event Notes

Failing Haiti is a one-hour High-Definition documentary produced in 2004 and 2005 and released in November 2005. The film seeks to examine why international efforts continue to fail to make a difference in the lives of Haitians. Interviews with key political players in Haitian and U.S.-Haitian politics provide insight into why Haiti has suffered misgovernance for so long. Archive footage of key events is intercut with recent footage of political demonstrations, UN activities, urban and rural daily life, and Vodou festivals. "Failing Haiti" explores the end of Jean-Bertrand Aristide's presidency, and the role of the U.S. in his February 2004 ouster.” 

More information available at: Come speak with the filmmaker about how and why he created this powerful documentary.

Additional Event Notes

Film screening followed by a discussion with director Rod Paul.  The discussion will be moderated by Mark D. Alleyne, Associate Professor, GSU

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Prof. Mark Alleyne at 404.651.2265 or