Krik? Krik! Tales Of A Nightmare
Krik? Krak! pushes the political documentary into the realm of fantasy as the story of Haiti's misery under two generations of Duvaliers is told impressionistically by filmmakers Jac Avila and Vanyoska Gee. Documents of daily life, including an interview with Papa Doc Duvalier himself, combine with scenes from fiction films to depict what a conventional documentary cannot - the shifts between levels of reality in Haitian life. Political repression and popular rebellion, poverty and Voodoo, violence and religious devotion are all intertwined in a way that cannot be explained but should not be missed.