Haitian born filmmaker Raoul Peck takes us on a 2-year journey inside the challenging, contradictory and colossal rebuilding efforts in post-earthquake Haiti. The film dives headlong into the complexity of the reconstruction process and the practice and impact of worldwide humanitarian and development aid, revealing in the most disturbing way the extent of a general failure. Offering a devastating indictment of the international community’s post-disaster idealism, “Fatal Assistance” leads to the only plausible outcome: immediate stop of current aid policies and practice.



Director : Raoul Peck
Director of photography : Jacques Besse, Jean-Pierre Grasset, Kirsten Johnson
Sound : Dimitri Médard
Edited by : Raoul Peck, Fabrice Salinié
Production : Velvet Film, JBA Production, ARTE France, RTBF
Year : 2012


Voice of : Céline Sallette and Raoul Peck


2014 : Vues d’Afrique : Montréal  : Special Mention : Feature Film 2013 : Berlin International Film Festival : Special selection