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  • Summary: This feature documentary explores through investigative lenses the events that led to the removal of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the democratically elected President of Haiti. Filmmaker Nicolas Rossier takes the viewer into a journey of political intrigues, armed criminals posing as freedom fighters and economic fiascos. What emerges is a young democracy being constantly tested and ultimately destroyed. (Baraka Productions) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
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  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    75
    Rossier's film leaves the dispiriting impression that democracy simply will not be tolerated in the Southern Hemisphere.
  2. 75
    The question that lies at the heart of the documentary Aristide and the Endless Revolution is whether his exile was his own idea or whether he was pressured, even kidnapped, by the United States.
  3. 75
    An absorbing piece of investigative journalism.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    70
    A vital if less than objective slice of film journalism on the U.S.'s troubled history in the Third World.
  5. Reviewed by: Laura Kern
    70
    Nicolas Rossier's cohesive documentary covers this complex incident - and Haiti's deteriorating condition since Mr. Aristide's exile - in a taut, well-balanced 82 minutes.
  6. 50
    Investigates the events leading up to the coup d'├ętat; that it was the second for Aristide (overthrown in 1991, mere months after becoming Haiti's first democratically elected president) darkens the film's triumphalist-sounding title.
  7. 40
    There's enough mystery and agony here for an engaging documentary, but Rossier fails to produce one, largely because he doesn't approach the material in the spirit of true inquiry.

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  1. AlbertJ.
    Jul 10, 2006
    10
    a masterpiece rarely seen in doc filmmaking!
  2. henry
    Dec 1, 2005
    10
    Passionate, powerful and against the grain!!!
  3. ArhturK.
    Oct 2, 2006
    9
    A moving testimony for Haitians struggling for independance and democracy.
  4. PaulT.
    Mar 20, 2007
    8
    A compelling and vital piece of information.