By Brooklyn Reader

April 16, 2015, 1:45 pm

 

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HCX is proud to announce the Third Biennial Haiti Film Fest scheduled for May 8 through May 15 at venues around the city and kicking off with the Haiti Film Fest Opening Night on Thursday, May 7 at DROM NYC. 

This year’s festival is hosted by Haitian radio personality Carel Pedre of CHOKARELLA, featuring short films Freedom by Matthew Brown and La Veuve by Wood-Jerry Gabriel, with performances by Sanba Zao of Lakou Mizik and Ioan Delice, New York’s newest and hottest underground rap artist.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TO OPENING NIGHT!

All screenings will be followed by discussions with filmmakers, actors, and scholars.
$10 suggested donation for film screenings. Seating is limited. First come first serve.

Friday, May 8 | The City College of New York

North Academic Center (NAC) Rm 0/201
138 Convent Ave | New York, NY | 6-9:30pm
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Map

 

Ayiti Toma by Joseph Hillel | 6:30pm

2013, 83 Minutes/ French with English subtitles/ Documentary

Beyond the country known for its misfortunes and surviving numerous natural disasters, lays “Ayiti Toma”, the “country that is ours.” It is this less well-known Ayiti that we discover through the testimony of Haitians, politicians, intellectuals, practitioners of vodou, young survivors from a hard-hit neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, and the enlightening input of anthropologists, historians and friends of Ayiti.

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Saturday, May 9 | Brooklyn Public Library
Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture
10 Grand Army Plaza | Brooklyn, NY | 1-6pm
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Black Dawn by Robin Lloyd and Doreen Kraft | 1:30pm

1979, 20 Minutes/ English/ Animation

A captivating introduction to Haiti’s early history, culture, rich folklore, and religion. Using various animation techniques, the filmmakers transform paintings by prominent Haitian artists into a visually exquisite tribute to the first Black republic – and second independent country in the New World. Featuring hypnotic Afro-Caribbean rhythms, this award-winning film conveys a complex social movement through visual language.

 

PAP Mon Seul

Port-au-Prince Mon Seul et Unique Amour by Arnold Antonin | 2:00pm

2014, 52 Minutes/ French & Kreyòl with subtitles
Documentary
New York Premiere

Georges Corvington had one single passion in his life:Port-au-Prince; and patiently tried to decode its DNA. Buried under the rubble for hours during the 2010 earthquake, he came out alive, but never recovered from the loss of his library.

 

Eye of the spiral

In the Eye of the Spiral by Eve Blouin and Raynald Leconte | 4:00pm

2014, 72 Minutes/ English & French/ Documentary

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