The Agronomist

Critics Consensus

A well-made, emotionally engaging documentary about Haitian social activist Jean Dominique.

94%

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Total Count: 71

88%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 1,121
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A profile of Haitian radio journalist and human rights activist, Jean Dominique, which weaves: historical footage of Haiti's vivid and tumultuous past; interviews with Dominique, himself and with Michele Montas--his heroic wife, life-long love, and extraordinary partner; and incorporates footage shot before Dominique's assassination on April 3, 2000.

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Critic Reviews for The Agronomist

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Audience Reviews for The Agronomist

  • Feb 16, 2008
    A fascinating documentary about Jean Leopold Dominique, a radio personality who gave a voice to the people of Haiti during the reign of the Duvalier regimes. The film tells Dominique?s story in his own words through interview footage taken over the course of decades. A great character study and a great history lesson. Unfortunately the project occasionally looks a bit cheap, seemingly minor aspect like the font used look a little bit unprofessional, which is surprising when one considers that this was made by the Oscar winning director Jonathan Demme. Still, this is a great story that should be seen by many.
    MJS M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 28, 2007
    I didn't know Jean Dominique prior to seeing this film and I was glad for the opportunity to have gotten to know him. Once in a blue moon, you find men of courage. Unfortunately they are few and far between.
    John B Super Reviewer

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