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Velvet Films FATAL ASSISTANCEDir. Raoul PeckScreening dates:June 19, 6:30pm, Film Society of Lincoln Center June 20, 7:00pm, IFC Center     Award-winning Haitian born filmmaker Raoul Peck takes us on a two-year journey inside the challenging, contradictory, and colossal rebuilding efforts in post-earthquake Haiti. Through its provocative and radical point of view, Fatal Assistance offers a devastating indictment of the international community's post-disaster idealism. The film dives headlong into the complexity of the reconstruction process and the practice and impact of worldwide humanitarian and development aid, revealing the disturbing extent of a general failure. We learn that a major portion of the money pledged to Haiti was never disbursed, nor made it into the actual reconstruction. Fatal Assistance leads us to one clear conclusion: current aid policies and practices in Haiti need to stop immediately.  Both screenings include Q&A with director Raoul Peck.For more information and tickets visit the Human Rights Watch Film Festival website

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