QFT Player: It Stays With You: Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti
17 August 2020
A documentary produced and directed by Cahal McLaughlin and Siobhán Wills exploring the UN’s deadly legacy in Haiti. Available to watch for free on QFT Player.
Between 2005 and 2007 UN peacekeeping troops carried out several raids on Cité Soleil, an economically-depressed neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince in Haiti. The raids were targeted against leaders of criminal gangs but scores of other people were killed, including children, and many more injured. Amnesty International has repeatedly called on the UN to carry out an impartial investigation into these deaths and publish the results: but it has not done so.
This documentary returns to Cité Soleil and using participatory practices examines the impact of those raids on the community and to find out how victims of those raids have fared in the ten years since they occurred.
Visit the website for more information: itstayswithyou.com
Dir: Cahal McLaughlin & Siobhán Wills | 2018 | UK | 52 mins | Subtitled