Raoul Peck's Moloch Tropical Premieres in Boston

Raoul Peck's 2009 film Moloch Tropical will get its Boston premiere this week when Peck is spotlighted in a two-day event titled "Visionary Filmmaker: Raoul Peck'' at the Paramount Center.

Moloch Tropical Movie Photo

The event is sponsored by Emerson College in collaboration with the Cultural Service of the French Consulate in Boston and Gallery Basquiat, a Boston artists collective.

" 'Moloch Tropical' is a metaphor bigger than Haitian politics. It's a satirical view of power,'' says Peck over the telephone from his native Port au Prince, Haiti, where he is currently shooting a documentary. "The film has screened around the world - Italy, Sweden, Australia - and each time it's brought about a discussion of local politics. Haiti has molded my own politics, but I felt totally at ease to take on the larger subject of power and how it functions. [The Boston screening] will give the audience an opportunity to see what's happening elsewhere and to not see [the United States] as the center of the world.''

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