Video of Souvenir during the reign of Jean-Claude Duvalier

This video will definitely mean something to many Haitians. It was a time when Haiti was under the dictatorship of Jean-Claude Duvalier. Some people have positive memories of the Duvalier the same way some have negative memories. For some people who will be watching this video, it will remind them of a time when things were good for them in Haiti. However for many, this can only remind them of abuse, repression, death and exile.


During the Duvalier era many names became popular; some in a noble aspect; but many, in unscrupulous ways. Some of the names during both Francois Duvalier and Jean-Claude Duvalier that became famous include the following:

TonTon Macoute
Commandant of Fort-Dimanche Madame Max Adolphe,
Georges J. Figaro,
Michele Bennett,
Jean-Mary Chanoine,
Chief of Duvalier secret Police Luc Desir,
General Jacques Gracia,
Francois Duvalier Cabinet member Luckner Cambronne,
Michel Francois,
Raoul Cedras,
Roger Lafontant ,
Theodore Achilles,
Toto Emmanuel Constant,
Henri Nanphy,
Clement Barbot,
Frank Romain

For others, this video can only remind them of some of the darkest days in Haiti history that the Duvalier reign was known for. Some of the people who were victim of the Duvaslier reign include: Marcel Numa and Louis Drouin executed, Georges Michel, Jean Fils Aime in Fort-Dimanche. Bobby Duval who is a former Political prisoner under Duvalier, William Josma, victim of the Duvalier reign. Yves Medard abused during the Duvalier Reign and Liliane Pierre-Paul.

Also some famous Haitian institutions and places include: Fort-Dimanche, Casernes Dessalines that was destroyed by 2010 Haiti earthquake, Force Armee D'Haiti. VSN or Volontaire de la Securite Nationale,

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