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Watch: How to Turn a Pop Star into a Political Candidate (Exclusive)

Watch: How to Turn a Pop Star into a Political Candidate (Exclusive)

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Producers Pras Michel and Karyn Rachtman recently joined Indiewire’s Special Projects Editor Steve Greene to discuss their film, “Sweet Micky for President,” at the International Documentary Association’s continued screening series.

The official synopsis reads: “‘Sweet Micky for President’ follows Pras Michel, Grammy award-winning rapper and founder of the hip-hop group The Fugees, as he returns to his homeland of Haiti post-earthquake and finds a corrupt government in paralysis. With no experience or money, Pras passionately mobilizes a presidential campaign for the unlikeliest of candidates: Michel Martelly, aka ‘Sweet Micky,’ Haiti’s most popular and most outlandish pop star. The idealistic and politically inexperienced pair set out against a corrupt government, civil unrest, and a fixed election system to change the course of Haitian history.”

In this first clip above, Michel explains how the Haitian people wanted Micky, and all the highlights from the rest of their conversation can be viewed below. 

What the World Knows About Haiti.

If Micky Hadn’t Won

On the Raw Behind-The-Scenes Essence.

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