Kevin Pina on tour with his latest documentary: Haiti: We Must Kill the Bandits

Acclaimed filmmaker Kevin Pina is touring with his latest documentary, “Haiti: We Must Kill the Bandits.” The documentary exposes the disinformation campaign that covered up one of the greatest human rights travesties in the history of Latin America and the Caribbean. Thousands of Haitians were killed, jailed and forced into exile after the Feb. 29, 2004 ouster of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. (For a full review, see the Nov. 4, 2006, edition of the PWW .)

Pina, a journalist and filmmaker, lived and worked in Haiti for seven years, including during the period before and after the overthrow of Aristide and the installation of a U.S.-backed government. He reported extensively from Haiti on Flashpoints, a radio program heard daily on the Pacifica radio station KPFA. He is an associate editor of the Black Commentator online magazine and founding editor of the Haiti Information Project, an alternative news agency operating in Port au Prince, Haiti.

To arrange a showing in your area, or for more information, visit or e-mail HIP@teledyol.net.

Schedule of showings: Detroit – Sat., May 12 at 6:00 p.m. 5922 Second Avenue, near WSU Campus Info: (313) 680-5508; e-mail: info@mecawi.org,

London, Ont. – Sun., May 13 at 7:00 p.m. King's University College, 266 Epworth Ave., in Room 100, Labatt Hall

Windsor, Ont. – Tues., May 15 at 9:00 pm University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Ave. in the Moot Court (Law building at the corner of University Ave. and Sunset Ave.) Special guest: former Lavalas Legislator Jean Candio

Seattle – Sun. May 20 at 12:00 noon Bethany UCC Church, 6230 Beacon Ave. South

Olympia, Wash. – Sun., May 20 at 7:30 p.m. Capital Theater, 206 E. 5th Ave.

Olympia, Wash. – Mon., May 21 - 2:00 p.m. South Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Rd. SW

Portland, Ore. – Wed., May 22, 7:00 p.m. Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy St.

Olympia, Wash. – Thurs., May 24, 11:30 a.m. Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW

Portland, Ore. – Thurs., May 24 Clinton Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St.

New York/Manhattan – Fri., June 1 Millennium Theater, 66th E. 4th St. Info: www.fanmilavalasny.com; (908) 472-5362/6464-236-6861 Co-sponsored by: GREFPOM Fanmi Lavalas Haiti

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Sat., June 2 Erasmus High School, 911 Flatbush Ave. Info: ; (908) 472-5362/6464-236-6861 Co-sponsored by: GREFPOM Fanmi Lavalas Haiti

Washington, D.C. – Tues., June 5 Festival Center 1640 Columbia Rd. NW (close to Green Line, Columbia Heights metro stop. Also, 5-2 or 5-4 metrobuses along 16th Street to Columbia Road) Info: (202) 277-8252