On 12th January 2010 a massive earthquake struck Port-au-Prince in Haiti. The devastating toll was 230,000 dead, 300,000 injured and 1.5 million homeless. The arrival of countless international aid organisations and the millions pledged in a donors’ conference should bring about the start of reconstruction. But the clearance of wreckage and resettlement of people is cost intensive and logistically demanding. It proves to be a complex and disputed process. The Haitians themselves have little say in things. Gradually the extent of the humanitarian bubble becomes clear. Frustrations arise and, in the end, the international alliance falls apart. For two years Raoul Peck investigated the state of affairs, interviewing development workers, politicians and the afflicted. With an impressively candid approach he illustrates the impact of the global aid machine on his homeland. Maren Willkomm
The screening of 11th may is in cooperation with Evangelische Stadtakademie, Markuskirche and ESG LMU. After the film there will be a discussion with Dr. Rupert Neudeck, Cap Anamur - Deutsche Not-Ärzte e.V. and Grünhelme e.V.
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English/Original Title: Fatal Assistance. Writer: Raoul Peck. Camera: Rachèle Magloire, Kirsten Johnson, Antoine Struyf, Rafael Solis, Richard Sénécal. Sound: Judith Karp, Ricardo Pérez, Sylvain Malbrant, Stéphane Thiébaut. Editing: Alexandra Strauss. Production: Velvet Film,Figuier Production, Velvet Film INC.. Producer: Rémi Grellety. Length: 99 min. International Sales: Doc&Film