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Artist

Raoul Peck

  • CountryHaiti
  • Born1953

About

Raoul Peck is an award-winning Haitian filmmaker, of both documentary and feature films, and a political activist.

He initially developed short experimental works and socio-political documentaries, before moving on to feature films. His feature L’Homme sur les quais (The Man by the Shore) was the first Haitian film to be released in theatres in the United States and it was selected for competition at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.

Peck has achieved his highest degree of international public attention for Lumumba, his 2000 feature film about Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba and the period around the independence of the Belgian Congo in June 1960.

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