Theatrical Release Date: 15 Apr 2004
Home Ent. Release Date: 28 Jun 2004
Running Time: 91mins
Directed by Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Philadephia), The Agronomist tells the true story of Haitian radio journalist and human rights activist.Jean Dominique. As Haiti experiences yet another turbulent period, Demme’s documentary provides a moving and timely insight into Dominque’s compassion and tireless campaign for truth and liberty. Using interviews with Jean Dominique, newsreel footage and talking heads, director Jonathan Demme paints a fascinating portrait of the murdered journalist. Dominique was the single voice for reform in Haiti. Broadcasting in the country’s native Creole language, battling against poverty, corruption and violent dictatorships, all endemic in Haiti.