Conversation Part 1: Nicolas Rossier on Haiti in the Earthquake’s Aftermath

Conversation Part 1: Nicolas Rossier on Haiti in the Earthquake’s Aftermath

Conversation Part 1: Nicolas Rossier on Haiti in the Earthquake’s Aftermath

The award winning filmmaker and reporter recounts his conversation with exiled former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide and explains the state of Haitian politics today.


It has not been a year since the earthquake rocked Haiti and destroyed homes and cities, leaving people in desperate situations. And now as elections are approaching, Haitians face a cholera outbreak on top of everything else. Nicolas Rossier, an award winning independent filmmaker and reporter whose latest films include American Radical and Aristide and the Endless Revolution, spoke to exiled former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide about the situation in his country and brought us an exclusive first look at his two-hour conversation.

Rossier joins The Nation on Grit TV to describe the situation in Haiti, Aristide’s enforced exile in South Africa and why his party, still popular in Haiti, isn’t allowed to participate in the upcoming election.

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