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August 11, 2005

The Agronomist

-- by Thomas Leavitt

I want to draw your attention to the BuzzFlash entry on the right, entitled:

"If you are completely perplexed or disinterested by the title of this documentary by Hollywood director Jonathan Demme, reserve your judgment a second. Why? Because this is one of the most fascinating, engaging documentaries about an individual's passion for democracy that we have seen."

What they're talking about is a film entitled, "The Agronomist", a documentary about the late Haitian radio owner and journalist, Jean Dominique, which has now come out on DVD. I saw it on film a while back, and it was one of the most powerful, inspiring, and enraging films I've ever seen. The Newsday quote below sums it up. You MUST see this movie, you will be the better for it.

"A film guaranteed to promote righteous indignation, sadness and guilt -- as it makes the case that the intertwined history of the United States and Haiti is one of almost unutterable shame."
-- Newsday

Posted by Thomas Leavitt at August 11, 2005 3:07 PM

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