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September 6th, 2005
Unfinished Country
Video: Full Episode

Battered by hurricanes, embroiled in political turmoil, plagued by kidnappings and largely ignored by the international community, Haiti is trying, yet again, to create democracy. As the Western hemisphere’s poorest country attempts to organize for November 2005 presidential elections, hardened veterans of its endless cycle of uprisings and downfalls are trading guns for voter registration cards, warily giving the election process their support. In a character-driven narrative, we capture life on Haiti’s streets and among its power-brokers by interweaving five personal stories. Through unfettered access to political strongmen, gangsters turned presidential hopefuls, and ordinary Haitian citizens, Wide Angle reveals the country’s struggle to fashion a true representative government out of a volatile failed state.

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  • Vernetta Freeney

    I am still in disbelief that we can allow this country to keep falling deeper into dispair. In this day and age there are so many resources that are willing or able to help enlighten and elevate the people of Haiti into a better place. I wish Wide Angle could be recommended for all people to see what is truly happening in the world we live in today. Thank you Wide Angle for this show, I wish more people would come to the aid of Haiti and her people.

  • lyta

    very interesting and sad documentary. i hope that one day the haitian people find peace in their country.

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