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MIPTV Picks 2011: Battle for Haiti

In the midst of last January's earthquake in Haiti, the National Penitentiary in Port-au-Prince was destroyed, plunging 4,500 convicts into the streets, and the country into even further chaos. BAFTA-winning director Dan Reed takes a close look at the precarious situation of a country struggling to rebuild without the rule of law.
March 15, 2011

In the midst of last January’s earthquake in Haiti, the National Penitentiary in Port-au-Prince was destroyed, plunging 4,500 convicts into the streets, and the country into even further chaos. BAFTA-winning director Dan Reed takes a close look at the precarious situation of a country struggling to rebuild without the rule of law.

Partners: Quicksilver Media for Channel 4 and WGBH, distributed by Electric Sky (Brighton]

Aired: January 2011 (U.S., UK) 

Length: 60 minutes

Rights available: Worldwide excluding U.S. and UK



About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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