The Big Payback
A rookie alderwoman in Evanston, Illinois led the passage of the first tax-funded reparations bill for Black Americans and stirs up a debate about the debt owed from the U.S.
As a country attempts to organize for presidential elections, it endeavors to fashion a representative government out of a volatile state.
Whitney Dow is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and educator, whose work has focused on race and identity for more than two decades. His directorial credits include I Sit Where I Want: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, POV’s Two Towns of Jasper, and the Independent Lens documentaries When the Drum is Beating and The Big Payback.
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Battered by hurricanes, embroiled in political turmoil, overrun by armed gangs, and largely ignored by the international community, Haiti is trying, yet again, to embrace democracy. As the hemisphere's poorest country attempts to organize for presidential elections, Unfinished Country reveals life on Haiti's streets and among its power brokers as the country endeavors to fashion a representative government out of a volatile state.
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