Fatal Assistance

About This Episode

Fatal Assistance is a riveting and insightful documentary by award-winning filmmaker Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro) which takes viewers on a two-year journey exploring the challenging, contradictory, and colossal rebuilding efforts in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. Probing the roles of residents, local and international politicians, international aid organizations, NGOs, and more, the film dives headlong into the complexity of the reconstruction process and the impact of worldwide humanitarian and development aid, which while well-meaning, all too often results in little progress for those most in need.

Offering a close examination of the missteps made in Haiti after the earthquake, Fatal Assistance provides audiences with a scathing indictment and sobering reality on the global aid policies that failed Haiti in the earthquake’s aftermath.