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PROFIT AND NOTHING BUT ! - RAOUL PECK
profit and nothing but !
haiti
a film by  RAOUL PECK documentary 57'
in French, English, Haitian with French voice over - subtitled in French / English version - beta num pal 16/9 stereo / beta sp pal 16/9 stereo / beta sp pal 4/3 stereo - ©photography: jba production, all rights reserved
Who said the economy serves mankind? What is this world where a third of the population, i.e., the richest countries, or to be more exact, the decision-makers and those who live well in these countries, which lowers the figure, have taken over? A world where the economy is law, where this law of the strongest is imposed on the rest of the human race? Why do we accept the world as it is, cynical and immoral? What happened to solidarity? Where have the militants gone? These are the questions this documentary confronts head on. "Capitalism has succeeded in convincing us that it is the only
truth, the only moral." It has even gone a step further in convincing most of its opponents that their failure falls within the normal scheme of things. Raoul Peck contrasts this heavily documented illumination of the capitalist system with the devastating reality of his native land, Haiti: "a country that doesn't exist, where intellectual discussion has become a luxury". It's GNP for the next thirty years is equivalent to Bill Gate's fortune. The film's stark images of the lives of the damned on earth provide a striking backdrop for talk of "triumphant capitalism".
author-director RAOUL PECK - producer JACQUES BIDOU - productions JBA PRODUCTION, ARTE FRANCE, RTBF, ENTRE CHIEN ET LOUP - image JEAN PIERRE GRASSET (HAïTI), KIRSTEN JOHNSON (NEW YORK), JACQUES BESSE (PARIS) - sound DIMITRI MEDARD - year of production 2000
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