Ghosts of Cité Soleil (2006) - Synopsis

Two hours off the shore of Miami beach, nestled next to the Dominican Republic, lies Haiti – a country of poverty and despair and violence. To those who have never stepped foot there, ‘hell’ is the only word that can truly convey the condition of life in this small country that is largely ignored by the rest of the world. This is the home of the Ghosts of Cité Soleil.

Ghosts of Cité Soleil is the true story of the armed young men trapped in the ghetto world of the city’s slums, and their desperate hope for survival in this violent and dangerous world. In the midst of political unrest two young brothers, leaders of a renowned gang, are used as political pawns on the streets of Cité Soleil in a violent battle which they can surely never win.

As the grim reality of their day-to-day world threatens loyalties and takes lives, hip-hop and rap music become an existential part of the brother’s world – and the focus of their dreams of escape.