• Short Summary

    Leaders of the thousands of Haitian exiles living in New York have been holding intensive discussions since nineteen year old Jean-Claude Duvalier announced in Port-Au-Prince that he will grant an amnesty to the Haitians who fled the country during the fourteen-year rule of his father, Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Mr Colas being escorted into house
    0.10

    2.
    GV EXT. House
    0.11

    3.
    SV INT. Colas & others seated in house
    0.19

    4.
    SV Colas walks to car, crowd of supporters gather round
    0.40

    5.
    SV EXT. Cinema --"St Albans Plaza"
    0.42

    6.
    SV INT Colas arrives at meeting. Audience applauds (2 shots)
    0.50

    7.
    SV Colas addresses meeting, audience applauds
    1.05



    Initials SGM/1520 SGM/1600



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Leaders of the thousands of Haitian exiles living in New York have been holding intensive discussions since nineteen year old Jean-Claude Duvalier announced in Port-Au-Prince that he will grant an amnesty to the Haitians who fled the country during the fourteen-year rule of his father, Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier.

    On Monday (10 May), two thousands New York Haitians attended a rally where they heard one of their prominent figures, Mr Paul Colas, tell them that he would return to Haiti to put Jean-Claude Duvalier's sincerity to the test.

    SYNOPSIS: Leaders of the thousands of Haitians living in New York have been discussing the recent announcement by Haiti's new President, Jean-Claude Duvalier, that he will grant an amnesty to exiles who fled the country during the fourteen year rule of his father, Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier.

    Papa Doc died in April, and Mr Paul Colas, prominent among the exiles' leaders, announced in New York this week that he would test the sincerity of the nineteen year old new President's call to Haitians to return to their country by going back himself. He originally left the country in 1965, but claims that his departure had nothing to do with Doc's regime. At a rally celebrating his departure, he said that he wished to meet Jean-Claude Duvalier to discuss the future of their country. He has since left New York, apparently for Port-Au-Prince, but is reported to have been delayed in Miami by an out of date visa.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1MJMB79UB7UJBTW2OJC34LMAR
    Media URN:
    VLVA1MJMB79UB7UJBTW2OJC34LMAR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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