haiti Tag

“Culture Clash,” a feature length documentary by Jean-René Rinvil, was released on Studio Anansi Tv, today.  The film, which premiered in 2014, received the Best Documentary Award at the Haiti Movie Awards.  It has also screened at the 2014 Belize International Film Festival and 2015 Chicago Caribbean Film Festival. SYNOPSIS: CULTURE CLASH filled with riveting interviews of second-generationCaribbean immigrants and the challenges they face in holding to their family heritage while embracing American culture. One of the challenges children of immigrants face in America is translating for their parents and having toRead More
The Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam, is running this year from April 6-10, in Curaçao.  As in past years, the Festival features Caribbean films as part of the Yellow Robin Award Competition.  In cooperation with several regional film festivals and institutions, the Festival aims to use the award to encourage, support, and contribute to the careers of talented emerging filmmakers from the Region.  “The winner of the competition will receive US$ 10,000 and screening in the Bright Future program section of IFFR in the Netherlands, as well as priority access to one ofRead More
by Melissa Noel “Cristo Rey” is a Dominican drama set against the poverty of a Santo Domingo slum where many undocumented Haitian immigrants violently clash with Dominicans. The film tells the ill-fated love story of Janvier, a teenager often unfairly treated because of his mixed Haitian-Dominican descent and Jocelyn, the sister of a local drug kingpin he’s hired to protect. Although forced to take this job for quick cash to get to his mother who was deported by police to Haiti, Janvier and Jocelyn end up falling in love. They plan to leave theRead More
In rural Haiti, the Lakou communal living system embodies the intersection of land, family, and spirituality.  Lakou members develop reciprocal patterns of resource sharing and jointly work the land.  Lakou NOU (“Our Yard” in Haitian Creole), HCX’s newest program, is a creative adaption of this traditional model. This project will provide four artists of Haitian descent with the opportunity to create and present new work by connecting their skills and talents to four traditionally underserved Brooklyn neighborhoods, home to generations of Haitians and Haitian-Americans: Crown Heights, Canarsie, East Flatbush, andRead More