Ghosts of Cité Soleil

Ghosts of Cité Soleil

Director: Asger Leth, Milos Loncarevic Cast: Winson Jean, James Petit Frère

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Overview

During the embattled final months of Jean-Bertrand Aristide's second term as president of Haiti, Aristide's allies recruited street gangs from the nation's poorest cities to act as strong-arm men, helping to shut down resistance to Aristide and quiet those who opposed him. Called chimères (or "ghosts"), these gang-bangers became a powerful part of Aristide's forces until the president was removed from office by a coup d'etat in 2004. Dutch filmmaker Asger Leth combines mockumentary reenactments with footage shot in the ghettos of Cité Soleil during Aristide's final days in this powerful drama that follows two brothers and chimères, Billy (James Petit Frere) and 2Pac (Winson Jean). Billy dreams of someday leaving behind the gang life and becoming part of Aristide's political machine, while 2Pac has become disillusioned with politics and wants to become a rap star in the manner of his hero and namesake, Tupac Shakur. In a place where political allegiances shift every day and brutal violence is commonplace, Billy and 2Pac's relationship is already a tense one, but matters become even more difficult between them when they both fall in love with the same woman -- Lele (Eleonore Senlis), a French social worker who understands the power these men hold better than they do themselves. Ghosts of Cité Soleil features a musical score by Wyclef Jean of the Fugees, who also appears in the film in a scene in which he discusses music and politics with 2Pac.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/2007
UPC: 0821575553452
Original Release: 2006
Rating: NR
Source: Velocity / Thinkfilm
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:25:00

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Trailer gallery; 5.1 dolby digital surround; 16:9 anamorphic letterbox (1.85:1); Part Haitian/English/French; English subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Winson Jean Participant
James Petit Frère Participant
Éleonore Senlis Participant
Wyclef Jean Participant

Technical Credits
Asger Leth Director,Cinematographer,Screenwriter
Milos Loncarevic Director,Cinematographer
Jerry Duplessis Score Composer,Executive Producer
George Hickenlooper Executive Producer
Frederik Jacobi Cinematographer
Wyclef Jean Score Composer,Executive Producer
Seth Kanegis Producer
Kim Magnusson Executive Producer
Hans Moller Sound/Sound Designer
Adam Nielsen Editor
Tomas Radoor Producer
Michael Christian Rieks Producer
Rasmus Winther Sound/Sound Designer
Cary Woods Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ghosts of Cite Soleil
1. Chimeres Leaders [5:57]
2. Aristide Government [3:20]
3. 2Pac and Bily [4:23]
4. Lele [3:26]
5. Political Opposition [4:21]
6. Fight With Music [4:43]
7. Cannibal Army [4:48]
8. Lele's Journal [4:14]
9. Rebels Advance [4:08]
10. Chimeres Soldiers [4:43]
11. Want to Kill Me? [7:11]
12. Aristide's Exile [10:36]
13. Disarmament Day [6:37]
14. My Enemy or Brother [7:29]
15. Leave This Country [6:28]
16. End Credits [2:54]

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