MONSIEUR LE PRESIDENT REVIEWED
“Monsieur Le President” could’ve been a better documentary. But, it became clear that focus was being lost by following around Gaston Edy. It felt like there was a need to show how fringe religion could manipulate Western aid. But, there’s also a lot of native shaming going down in the documentary. I feel like the nurses at the clinic and other relief workers got lost in the mix. It’s just that there are so many stories to be told since the Haitian earthquake.
Will they be told? Hopefully, more documentaries like this can intersect and paint a bigger picture of the issue. I don’t hold my breath over these kinds of things, but it’s good to hope.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 2.0