Haiti A Cursed Land
Regarded as the 'voice of the nation', Haitian author Franketienne has always spoken out about the plight of his country. After surviving the earthquake, he insists that his people learn from the disaster.
Franketienne had just been rehearsing a play about an earthquake. Suddenly for him, dark fiction had come to terrible life. "For our people things have never been worse; there is an apocalyptic atmosphere." Speaking before the earthquake, Franketienne critically surveys his country's 200year history of rebellion, dictatorship and extreme poverty, and claims a lack of responsible governance has left Haiti impossible to help. After the earthquake he is no less admonishing of his compatriots. "It should be a lesson to us that we cannot continue to have the world's poorest, most corrupt country...because its all so terrible here."FULL SYNOPSIS