Minustah vole kabrit, a Film by Rachel Smith and Leslie Norville

This is a story about Haiti in the years preceding the January 12, 2010 earthquake. It is also a story about outsiders, told from the point of view of the filmmaker, Rachel Smith, an outsider who goes to Haiti with a video camera. The film follows Enock, elected president of a community organization in the slum of Cite Soleil, as he seeks development aid for his neighborhood – an area infamous for gang violence. Meanwhile, it shadows two United Nations peacekeepers – Chris (an American officer), and Marcos (a Brazilian soldier) – as they work within the mission, toward its mandate for security and stability in Haiti. Gradually, the local politics and codes of behavior between peacekeepers and locals become more complex. The film asks: Can peace exist in the midst of poverty? At what point does an outsider understand the nuances of a place enough to help? January 12, 2010, the earthquake hits, devastating a country already in crisis. The filmmaker returns to the UN and to Cite Soleil.


MINUSTAH Steals Goats Official Trailer 1 from Rachel Smith on Vimeo