Chronicle of a catastrophe foretold

On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the western part of the Republic of Haiti. The presidential palace, the courthouse, the parliament, the cathedral, and half of all the houses collapsed. There were as many as 300,000 dead. It is as if an earthquake in the United States were to leave 5 million people dead.

Arnold Antonin's 20-minute documentary explores the drama, the courage, and the beauty of the Haitian people, as well as the display of international solidarity. It also asks serious questions about the responsibility and negligence that led to this apocalypse, whose arrival had been predicted by many for at least two years.

Dir: Arnold Antonin
Haiti, 2010.

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