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'Lakay' an odd return to Haiti after devastating 2010 quake
'Lakay' an odd return to Haiti after devastating 2010 quake

Following the magnitude-7 earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Chicago-based filmmaker Tirf Alexius — along with his siblings Remoh Romeo and Macdanne Edmond — visited the ravaged country to see family for the first time since they'd emigrated 28 years earlier. The trip is captured in the documentary "Lakay." The mood is somber, as cued by the contemplative voice-over narration. Sights of rubble, tent cities and an orphanage are devastating. But these seem to be mere backdrop for a very different movie. A bodyguard shuttles the siblings and their posse between disaster zones, old haunts and tourist traps, while they banter, reminisce about the old days and occasionally...

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