Here is a picture of Haitian filmmaker and political activist, former Haiti's Minister of Culture Raoul Peck, son of Port-a-Piment.
Film Festival gives World Competition Award to Director Peck
Haitian director Raoul Peck's "Fatal Assistance" nabbed top prize at Abu Dhabi Film Festival. It concerns Haiti's attempts to rebuild itself after the 2010 earthquake. He is also director of films "L'Homme sur les Quais", "Haitian Corner", "Corps Plonges", and "Lumumba".
Peck served as Haitian Minister of Culture for nearly two years, and has helped develop Haiti's cultural life, launching Foundation Forum Eldorado and purchasing movie theatre Eldorado to support local artists.
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.
A revelation made by Raoul Peck in Fatal Assistance. A fraction of $9B pledged got to Haiti
Many have long said that the aid funds to Haiti have dried up, now comes news from one filmmaker, Raoul Peck, who delivered the documentary, "Fatal Assistance" recently, that the majority of the 9 billion dollars raised by celebrities such as Wyclef Jean, Beyonce, and Sean Penn, didn't even reach the country. In the film that opened in Harlem, New York, Peck made the claim saying that the plan for the pledged funds, to have come in from worldwide foundations, failed miserably. It has led the Maysles Documentary Center to call for a cessation of the current policies regarding aid to Haiti.
Raoul Peck began working with short films and socio-political documentaries; then worked on feature films. He made his first Haitian movie such as L'Homme sur les quais in 1993; The Man by the Shore.
Raoul Peck really made his mark after the movie Lumumba, his 2000 feature film about Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba.
Presently, he travels regularly between Voorhees Township, Camden County, New Jersey, USA, Paris, France, and Port-à-Piment, Haiti.