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Release Date: Friday, May 24, 2013 4:00 PM
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Acclaimed Filmmaker Raoul Peck Visits Howard for Screening of “Moloch Tropical”
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WASHINGTON (March 9, 2012) - The Radio, Television and Film Department and the Office University Communications are pleased to welcome internationally acclaimed filmmaker and Time-Warner Scholar Raoul Peck, director of Sometimes in April and Lumumba to screen his 2009 feature film Moloch Tropical ­– a satirical look at power and corruption within Haitian political landscape.  The screening and discussion will take place on Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Screening Room West of the School of Communications located in the C.B. Powell Building, 525 Bryant Street NW Washington.

Peck has received numerous global awards including the Human Right Watch’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also a former Paul Robeson Awards Honoree in the Radio, Television and Film Department.

In addition to Moloch Tropical, Peck will also discuss his current project, a documentary on the social aftermath in the wake of the recent Haitian earthquakes as well as his new book, Stolen Images: ‘Lumumba’ and the Early Films of Raoul Peck (Seven Stories Press), which explores his earliest works including the 1991 documentary Lumumba: Death of a Prophet and the narrative films Lumumba (2000) and The Man by the Shore (1993).

This event is free and open to the public. Copies of Stolen Images: ‘Lumumba’ and the Early Films of Raoul Peck will be available for purchase. For more information, please contact Hans Charles at


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