Ghosts of Cite Soleil Trailer

July 17, 2007

Thankfully, Bob the Cameraman was unable to read subtitles

Ghosts of Cite Soleil is a documentary about life in a Haitian slum that, from the trailer, looks like a real-life version of City of God.

The film follows two of the gang leaders, who happen to be brothers, and are also aspiring rappers. The foot soldiers of these gang leaders are known as chimeres (or “ghosts”) and it was those ghosts whom former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is said to have employed to silence his opponents. Filmed in the months leading up to Aristide’s overthrow in 2004, the film captures the smoldering tensions between the two rival gang leaders, and their love for the same woman, set in a city the United Nations has declared the most dangerous place on Earth.

City of God's one of my favorite movies of all time because it lets me experience the drama and tension of living in a violent, lawless slum from the safety of the fort I've built out of couch cushions. Perhaps Ghosts can do the same? Slightly gnarlier trailer, after the jump.

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