New York's Haitian community take it to the bridge to protest a year of mortal policing, Easter 2000
|Super-8mm/16mm 4 minutes sound colour & b/w 2001|
On April 20th 2000 10,000 Haitians and other New Yorkers marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to demand an end to police brutality and the resignation of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Provoked by the killing and vilification of Haitian-American Patrick Dorismond, who was gunned down by a New York City policeman March 17, the march also commemorated the numerous other recent victims of the New York Police Department, including Haitian Abner Louima (sodomized in a Brooklyn police station) and West African (Guinean) Amadou Diallo (shot 41 times by Bronx police).The size and strength of the march demonstrate popular fury - against both the violent and discriminatory practices of the NYPD and their frequent immunity from prosecution.
Giuliani Rache Manyòk ou ... Guiliani uproot yourself
There are people here as far as the eye can see ... a sea of humanity ...Whenever you touch a Haitian you evoke the spirit of revolution ... they move in great masses, they move united, they move determined, they move as winners, and they will will win - Rev. Herbert Daughtry
'Radio Haiti' showed the quiet power of the parade, from the early shots that seemed more about the beauty of the culture to the powerful closing rally that demonstrated the culture's political strength - Ryan Krivoshey, First Run/Icarus Films
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