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Profit & Nothing But!, or, Impolite Thoughts on the Class Struggle

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Who said that the economy serves mankind? What is this world where one third of the population, in the rich countries, or more precisely the wealthiest two percent in these countries, control everything? A world where the economy is law, where this law of the strongest is imposed on the rest of humanity? Why do we accept this cynical and immoral state of being? What happened to Solidarity? And to the militants? These are the questions Profit and Nothing But! asks. Capitalism has succeeded in convincing us that it is the only truth, the only morality we need. It has even convinced its opponents that their failure lies within the normal scheme of things. Raoul Peck contrasts this heavily documented illumination of the capitalist system with the devastating reality in his native land, H [...]
Online
2017; 2001
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Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy

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"Told through the compelling lives of five courageous Haitian women workers, POTO MITAN gives the global economy a human face. Each woman's personal story explains neoliberal globalization, how it is gendered, and how it impacts Haiti. And while POTO MITAN offers an in-depth understanding of Haiti, its focus on women's subjugation, worker exploitation, poverty, and resistance demonstrates that these are global struggles" -- Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Tödliche Hilfe =: Fatal Assistance

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Haitian-born director and former Minister of Culture Raoul Peck's newest film is an indictment of Western aid to Haiti. After the massive earthquake that struck in January 2010, killing an estimated 250,000 and leaving 1.2 million homeless, a flood of aid and agencies arrived at Haiti's door. Some had an agenda to help, others had an agenda to protect their own assets and interests. Three years later, what state has this aid left the Haitian people in? Peck's powerful and thoroughly investigative film shows all the levels at which aid, NGOs and political ploys have left Haiti in turmoil. He unveils the true face of international aid as a failure full of organizational ineptitude, broken promises and hidden agendas. This must-see film paints a vivid picture that the "aid" of foreign p [...]
DVD
2013; 2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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L'homme Sur les Quais =: The Man by the Shore

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Haiti, early 1960s. Sarah is eight. In a ghost town, she lives threatened by Janvier, head of the 'Tontons Macoutes', lurking to strike at random. Hunkered down in the family attic, she invents games and rituals of her age. But she witnesses an incredibly violet scene, which would force her parents to flee the country leaving her and her sisters to her loving grandmother, Camille Desroullière. Now an adult, Sarah is troubled by her memories. 'It's just a bad dream, my darling, just a bad dream', her grandmother use to tell.
DVD
2013; 1993
Clemons (Stacks)