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KRIK? KRAK! - TALES OF A NIGHTMARE
KRIK? KRAK! - TALES OF A NIGHTMARE


 
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The story of Haiti's misery under the despotic Duvaliers is revealed in Jac Avila and Vanyoska Gee's innovative feature, which pushes the political documentary into the realm of fantasy and magical realism. Documents of daily life, rare scenes of Papa Doc and Baby Doc Duvalier, and clandestine footage of their infamous paramilitary force, the Tonton Macoutes, combine with clips from fiction films to reveal what a conventional documentary cannot--the shifts between levels of reality in Haiti. Political repression and popular rebellion, poverty and Voodoo, violence and religious devotion, refugees and the freedom struggle are all intertwined in a way that cannot be explained but should not be missed. "Unflinching. Passionate. Creativity and daring in shooting, editing and music are matched by the depth of feeling for the Haitian people" (Jonathan Demme). Featuring a haunting score by Avila, Juan Marquez, and Jean Claude Martineu. In French and English with English subtitles.

Vanyoska Gee/Jac Avila---Haiti/USA---1997---78 mins.