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Battle for Haiti [electronic resource]: Rebuilding in the Face of Gang Violence and Corruption

Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Last year, in the chaos of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, thousands of the country's worst criminals seized the opportunity to stage a mass escape from the National Penitentiary. One year later, the gang leaders are reasserting control in the capital, threatening the country's stability. With unique access to the police units trying to hunt down the gangsters - and revealing encounters with the gangsters themselves - FRONTLINE examines the uphill fight to rebuild Haiti in the face of deep-rooted corruption and intimidation. The film also offers intimate portraits of the fearful lives many Haitians are living, as the central government and judicial system routinely fail to maintain order. "Haiti is a nation that committed collective suicide some time ago," the chief of the UN mission tells FRONTLINE. If the gangs are not defeated, many now believe a new Haiti cannot be born.
Release Date
2011
Run Time
60 min.
Language
English
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 08, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Rebuilding in the Face of Gang Violence and Corruption
Related Title
Frontline (Television program)
Contents
  • Escape from Prison in Haiti (2:13)
  • Chaos in Port-Au-Prince (2:13)
  • Sexual Violence in Haiti (3:04)
  • Haiti's Failing State (2:26)
  • Fighting for Rule of Law in Haiti (3:31)
  • Haiti Popular Justice (7:27)
  • Systemic Haitian Corruption (3:20)
  • Returned to Prison in Haiti (5:27)
  • Dysfunctional Haitian Judicial System (4:01)
  • Uphill Battle for Justice (2:47)
  • Haiti Community Organizing (2:13)
  • Haitian Aid Dependency (2:58)
  • Investing in Haiti (4:02)
  • Haitian Insecurity (Graphic) (2:14)
  • Breaking the Aid-Corruption Cycle (3:05)
  • Credits: Battle for Haiti: Rebuilding in the Face of Gang Violence and Corruption (1:56)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2011.
Publisher no.
56060 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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