Raoul Peck to direct the ambitious project "The Young Karl Marx". This is a movie tracing Marx and Engels' journey to complete Communist Manifesto
The Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck is on board to direct "The Young Karl Marx,"-- a drama chronicling the period between 1830-1848, including Karl Marx's time in Paris before being expelled to Brussels, his turbulent youth and friendship with Friedrich Engels. The film, set against the backdrop of the 1848 rebellions, is an ambitious project which depicts the completion of Marks- Engel's Communist Manifesto that gave birth of the labor rights movement. The title characters will be played two German actors: August Diehl (famous for Night Train to Lisbon) as Karl Marx, and Alexander Fehling (well known for Inglorious Basterds) as Engels. The film is a joint production of Agat Films and Peck's own Velvet Film with supports of Artemis Prods in Belgium and Rohfilm in Germany. The script is co-authored by Peck himself and Pascal Bonitzer.
During the age of the Duvalier dynasty, Casale became a central point for communism, forcing many young men of intelligence and free thought in direct opposition with the regime. From this inevitable conflict, the massacre of many young men occurred in 1969. Orchestrated by Francois Duvalier and carried out by the Tonton Macoute, on March 29th a barricade was erected around the village and many young men were murdered. It is still viewed as one of the worst days in Casale's history.
This is a picture of Political Activist Rene Theodore.
Born in Ouanaminthe, he was a member of the Haitian Unified Communist Party
Rene Theodore was forced into exile in 1967 during Francois Duvalier and then his son, Jean-Claude reign
He is the Grandson of Former President Davilmar Theodore.
Rene Theodore lived in France and Russia. In Rusia, he worked as an anchorman for Radio Moscow's Creole news broadcasts.
Rene Theodore died of lung cancer June 2003 at age 62