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Filmmaker K.K. Kean, Who Documented Haiti’s History and Culture, Dies at 84

HeadlineAug 01, 2023

The filmmaker, artist and activist Katharine Kean, known by her initials K.K., has died at the age of 84 after a long struggle with cancer. Kean founded the Haitian restaurant and cultural center Tap Tap in Miami, and her films celebrated Haitian history and culture. She also documented how the United States twice supported coups against Haiti’s democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Following the second coup in 2004, K.K. Kean helped organize a flight that brought Aristide from exile in the Central African Republic to Jamaica.

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