Raoul Peck

Raoul Peck

Peck was born in Haiti in 1953, he moved with his family to Congo when he was a child escaping the dictatorship of Duvalier. He worked as a journalist and photographer; he was also the Minister of Culture of Haiti (1996- 1997). His fiction and documentary films have a clear sociopolitical tone, The Man by the Shore (1993) was the first Haitian film that premiered in North America, and it also participated in Cannes.