Filmmaker shares his dad's connection with 1964 Haiti coup attempt

Roland Chassagne combs through photos and interviews about a plot to overthrow the leader of Haiti. But these aren’t images of the July assassination of President Jovenel Moise. Chassagne is piecing together the story of a group of young Haitian exiles from New York City who set out in 1964 to overthrow the brutal and repressive leader of Haiti, Papa Doc Duvalier. Chassagne’s dad was among them.

Roland has photos of his dad at anti-Papa Doc rallies and training with weapons for the coup.

In the house he grew up in Jamaica, Queens, Roland works on “Disposable Souls,” his documentary on the mostly forgotten but incredibly personal events.

Chassagne’s dad,

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