Aristide and the Endless Revolution
Aristide and the Endless Revolution (2005)

Jean-Bertrand Aristide was the first democratically elected president of Haiti, a nation long marked by political instability and corruption, but while the former Catholic priest was voted in as a friend of the poor and the disadvantaged,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 30, 2005
DVD Release Date: July 25, 2006
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Raven Snook
Time Out

While the film's real-life twists and turns are difficult to follow, the human desperation it depicts is all too easy to grasp.

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Joshua Land
Village Voice

Director Nicolas Rossier gives significant time to the disloyal opposition.

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Chadwick Jenkins
PopMatters

The fascinating thing about this particular documentary is that, despite its ostensible subject (the eponymous deposed president), the film engages the more important and pressing issues that underlie Aristide's presidency and his removal.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The movie is rich with powerful supporting imagery, cogent conspiratorial information, and damning C-Span congressional footage.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

There's enough mystery and agony here for an engaging documentary, but Rossier fails to produce one, largely because he doesn't approach the material in the spirit of true inquiry.

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Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

As a window into our country's right-wing attitudes about emerging democracies, the film is particularly timely.

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Robert Koehler
Variety

A vital if less than objective slice of film journalism on the U.S.'s troubled history in the Third World.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Although the film presents the complicated story in sometimes confusing fashion, it ultimately provides a highly informational account of the events leading up to the separate coups.

Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Makes a strong statement and brings to light important reportage with a straightforward yet persuasive style.

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