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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Ghosts Of Cite' Soleil (2006) (Repost to Recognize Haiti)

  • Winson "2Pac" Jean
  • James "Bily" Petit Frere
  • Eleonore "Lele" Senlis
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Billed as a Caribbean epic of family, love and violence, GHOSTS OF CITE SOLEIL takes us inside the lives of notorious gang leaders who dominate the Haitian slum of Cite Soleil.

The reality of life today in Haiti unfolds before us as we get to know two brothers and their stories intimately. They are 2Pac and Bily, Haitian gang leaders who strive to make better choices in a world with no choices at all. Through unprecedented access, we see the brothers love and hatred for each other, their love triangle with Lele, a French relief worker, and their unsavory pact with President Aristide during his desperate grasp to maintain power in early 2004.

Speaking the language of violence and knowing that staying alive in Haiti is a very day-to-day proposition, 2Pac and Bily struggle to find a better life for themselves and for their people.


the saucer people said...

Ghosts Of Cite Soleil is an extraordinary documentary, very few films fill me with tears but by the time the closing credits came and the postscript appeared I was weeping buckets for such a waste of life...Haitian 2Pac and Billy were incredible characters and the documentary turned them from corporate media "gang" stereotypes into complex human beings filled with self-awareness and insight into their lives.