Aristide and the Endless Revolution

Director: Nicolas Rossier
Country: USA, Haiti and South Africa
Year: 2005
Running Time: 83 min.
Language: English

President Aristide (center) being escorted to his 1991 Inauguration in the 2005 film, "Aristide and the Endless Revolution", directed by Nicolas Rossier

A complex historical truth emerges in Nicolas Rossier’s examination of the February 2004 coup d’etat in Haiti, as well as the systemic violence and human rights violations that erupted under the interim government. An interview with the deposed president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide in Pretoria, South Africa, is juxtaposed with the views of a wide range of supporters and critics.

About the Director

Nicolas Rossier

Biography: Nicolas Rossier was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland. He pursued a career in the financial sector in Europe before relocating to New York City in 1998 to transition into a career in film and journalism. He has studied at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, the School of Visual Arts and the New York Film Academy. He now lives in Brooklyn, New York as a filmmaker and reporter. His work has appeared in venues around the world, aired on many outlets. He took home the Best Documentary prize at the Pan-African Film Festival for Aristide and the Endless Revolution, while American Radical won the Audience Choice award at Chicago Underground Film Festival, the Cinema Politica Audience Award, the Jean Renoir Award for Best Anti- War Film and was named one of the ‘top ten best political documentaries’ by ScreenJunkies.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Aristide and the Endless Revolution (2006).

Filmography:
Life is a Dream: A Street Poet in New York (2000);
Brothers and Others (2003);
Aristide and the Endless Revolution (2005);
American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein (2009);
One Breath: The Story of William Trubridge (2012).