“The Agronomist” and Haitian Cultural History

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"The Agronomist" and Haitian Cultural History
Introduction
The 2004 documentary, The Agronomist, by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Demme is a remarkable biography of Haitian journalist, film maker and human rights advocate Jean Dominique. This film report will explore both the techniques and content of The Agronomist and what this film represents regarding the life of its protagonist and the modern political culture of Haiti. While the report will draw upon scholarly sources to provide a contextual background to its depiction of Jean Dominique and Haitian political culture, it will also draw upon recollections of Jean Dominique by the film’s director/producer, John Demme, and by his widow Michelle Montas (who has a prominent role...
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