Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Agronomist (2003)

A documentary film about Haiti, its social movements, and the head of the first Creole-language radio station.

Directed by Jonathan Demme, the film focuseson Jean Dominique, the Haitian civil rights leader and radio journalist who was gunned down by unknown assassins on April 3, 2000. Dominique founded Radio Haiti in the early 1960's and became know as the "voice of the people" for over four decades of that nation's turbulent, strife-torn history.

Why you should care: This is simply one of the best-made documentaries you will ever see. Jean Dominique collaborated with a plethora of Haitian artists to make this film, until his death--