Undiscovered Haiti

Undiscovered Haiti

DVD - 2015
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Join world-renowned chef Jose Andres on an exploration of the most unknown island in the Caribbean, Haiti. Jose is convinced we can change the world through the power of food, and understand a culture by exploring what, when and how its people eat. Follow Jose into the heart of this mysterious island; through its cuisine and discover the history and culture, and see into the future, of a proud and rarely understood people.
Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2015]
ISBN: 9781627895347
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
NTSC
digital,optical,stereo
1 videodisc (approx. 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Call Number: DVD 972.94 UND

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ClarkHarveyRoth
Nov 07, 2016

A sweetly playful & humanizing portrait of a place that's been the victim of stubbornly bad press for going on a couple centuries now. Predictably the host initiates some kinda culturally awkward moments, but overall the footage is really upbeat & insightful & unique, & I thought his point was well taken when he asks why the popular imagination doesn't associate anything beautiful or luxurious with Haiti, only a dogged insistence on its poverty & chaos & desperation. There's ample evidence here to suggest that it's a Caribbean island like many others, just a whole lot cooler. Bonus material: rum sour waterfall...! CR

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