Free Screening of The Agronomist at Alphabet City
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It is a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. To view a complete list of all scheduled events, visit the Alphabet City website.
Monday, October 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Johnathan Demme’s documentary, The Agronomist, is a film about Jean Leopold Dominique and his wife, Michèle Montas, owners of Radio Haiti-Inter, Haiti’s first independent radio station. Jean Léopold Dominique was a Haitian journalist and pro-democracy activist. His station, Radio Haiti-Inter, was the first to broadcast news, investigative reporting, and political analysis in Haitian Creole, the language spoken by all Haitian people. He was assassinated on April 3, 2000, a crime for which no suspects were identified nor prosecuted.