• The Agronomist (2003)

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Release Date: 2003

DVD Release Date: June 7th, 2005

PG-13|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
Haiti's first independent radio station, Radio Haiti-Inter, represented the thoughts of the common people, and Jean Dominique was the human rights activist and radio host whose voice inspired the spirit of revolution against Haiti's dictatorial regime. This intimate documentary telling Dominique's story includes historical footage of his fight for democracy as well as interviews with Dominique and his wife, Michéle Montas, conducted shortly before his assassination in 2000.

Cast: Jean Dominique

Director: Jonathan Demme

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Clinica Estetico

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  • After his murder, Michele Montas goes on the air to insist that Jean Dominique is still alive, because his spirit lives on. But in this film Haiti seems to be a country that can kill the spirit, too. show more

  • As a documentary, The Agronomist, in its excitingly fractured, modern manner, does what Lawrence of Arabia and The Leopard do: It traces the upheaval of a civilization in the profile of a magnificent individual. It's a 90-minute nonfiction film with the impact and the greatness of an epic. show more

  • Compelling. show more

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