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      Ghosts of Cité Soleil

      Released Jun 27, 2007 1 hr. 28 min. Documentary Action Drama List
      78% 54 Reviews Tomatometer 72% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score This brutal and shocking documentary delves into the gang activity in Cité Soleil, an extremely impoverished and densely populated neighborhood in Haiti's Port-au-Prince metropolitan area. The film focuses on two brothers, 2Pac and Bily, leaders of rival gangs whose blood ties may not be enough to keep their relationship from degenerating into violence. The brothers' feelings towards each other are further complicated by their involvement with a French relief worker named Lele. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Asger Leth risked his life to bring audiences this rare and gritty glimpse at Haitian gangs, poverty and politics.

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      Liam D This shows family and sadness of a gang in a foreign country and masterfully directed by Asger Leth (Move On, Notes on Love) Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/18/21 Full Review dave j Thursday, February 9, 2012 (2006) Ghosts Of Cite Soleil (Haiti with English subtitles) DOCUMENTARY Mildly interesting documentary centering on the gangs that exist around an impoverished part of Haiti called Cite Soleil and are over runned by gangs one of them called the Chiméres once hired by the dictator of Haiti by the name of President Aristide. The documentary centers on the leader of the Chimera gang who calls himself 2Pac after an American rapper/ hip hop artist since he's a huge fan of his music and want to be as successful as him some day who often collides with his brother Bily in terms of turf and ownership and eventually gets involved with a French UN nurse which doesn't go anywhere. The film contains alot of jabbering and macho talk but that's what impoverished gangs do and because it's deemed as a dangerous place to live, the film makers tend to avoid getting themselves into trouble and asked questions instead of picking sides. Defintiely not for everybody. 3 out of 4 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Execellent account of life in the slums of Haiti during political turmoil. Features a scores with and appearances by Wyclef Jean. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Un bon docu sur Haiti en 2004.. qui laisse penser qu Haiti est foutu. Avec des chefs pareils, c est pas demain que le pays sortira de la misere. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Staggering,,,..has to be seen to be believed, Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member As usually the poor people are used by political forces to achieve their goals. Ghosts pretend to be big bosses with a big guns in their hands but the only thing they can be sure is that they day young in they poverty slums. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Wesley Morris Boston Globe Rated: 2/4 Nov 24, 2011 Full Review Hank Sartin Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 18, 2011 Full Review Joshua Rothkopf Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com A frightening, almost unbearable look at the disintegration of Haitian society during the year former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide lost power. Rated: 3.0/4.0 Sep 8, 2020 Full Review Sarah Manvel Cinemattraction Action is mostly repetitive monologues about their power and dreams of rap stardom. Almost no one else speaks. Aug 7, 2018 Full Review Marty Mapes Movie Habit Packs an emotional punch, but that only partly makes up for the lack of a good story Rated: 2.5/4 Jun 26, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis This brutal and shocking documentary delves into the gang activity in Cité Soleil, an extremely impoverished and densely populated neighborhood in Haiti's Port-au-Prince metropolitan area. The film focuses on two brothers, 2Pac and Bily, leaders of rival gangs whose blood ties may not be enough to keep their relationship from degenerating into violence. The brothers' feelings towards each other are further complicated by their involvement with a French relief worker named Lele.
      Director
      Asger Leth
      Executive Producer
      Kim Magnusson, Cary Woods, George Hickenlooper, Jerry Duplessis, Wyclef Jean
      Screenwriter
      Asger Leth
      Distributor
      ThinkFilm
      Production Co
      Sunset Productions, Independent Pictures, Sak Pasé Films, Nordisk Film
      Genre
      Documentary, Action, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 27, 2007, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 3, 2019
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $48.8K
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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