Sunday, May 30, 2010

VIDEO: Un Portrait de François Duvalier 1968


A rare documentary of multiple interviews with former Haiti President François "Papa Doc" Duvalier by Swiss television in 1968 entitled "Un portrait de Francois Duvalier", English translation "A Portrait of Francois Duvalier".

François Duvalier (April 14, 1907 – April 21, 1971), was the President of Haiti from 1957 until his death. Duvalier first won acclaim in fighting diseases, earning him the nickname "Papa Doc" ("Daddy Doctor" in French). He opposed a military coup d'état in 1950, and was elected President in 1956 on a populist and black nationalist platform. His rule, based on a purged military, a rural militia and the use of a personality cult and voodoo, resulted in a brain drain from which the country has not recovered. Ruling as President for Life since 1964, he was succeeded by his son, Jean-Claude Duvalier nicknamed "Baby Doc". - Wikipedia

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