2.3 -- LIFE OUTSIDE OF PEARL,
Drama depicting the experiences of a lower middle
class Haitian family living outside of Haiti (hence the title).
Situations presented not credible and superficially handled. Editing
DANS LA GUEULE DU CROCODILE,
Catherine Larivain, Lucie
Fifty two min. film portrait of Manno Charlemagne, activist
poet and singer who resisted François "Papa Doc" Duvalier
during his brutal, corrupt reign. Film focuses mainly on
his stint as mayor of Port-au-Prince.
Educational 50 min. film portrait of Issa El Saieh, the son
of Palestinian immigrants, who revolutionized Haitian music
in the 40s and 50s.
-- LA COULEUR DU
Forty six min. film exploring the issue of the abnormally
high rate of young Haitians in Quebec youth protection system.
Is it the youth or system that's dysfunctional?
-- QUEBEC, LIEU DE PASSAGE,
Martine Asselin, Eric
Fifty two min. film examining the question of Quebec City's
approach to visible minorities. The city is one of the
whitest in North America. Open or xenophobic?
-- HIP HOP: DANSE CREOLE,
Peter Van Eecki, Pascale Severa
Twenty min. about a group of youths expressing themselves
on the streets of Port-au-Prince through Hip Hop/breakdance
-- RECLAIMING PEACE,
Twenty-eight min. film following the support group Dwa Fanm
(Creole for "women's rights"); rare insights into
the contradictions and complexities of Haitian domestic
violence. Follows two survivors in Brooklyn N.Y.
Mark Schuller, Renée Bergan
Fifty min. film putting a human face on the global economy
as we follow five women; pillars in their respective Haitian
communities as they deal with effects on the cost of living.
One 24-min.episode of a TV series that showcases the various
cultures that have contributed to the developement of Quebec
-- this one on Haiti.
-- PASAJ, Evelyn
Sylvain, Pieter Van Eecke
Twenty-seven min. film looking at two border markets between
Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
-- MARIO BENJAMIN, Irene
Fifty-three min. insightful portrait of a leading contempory
Lakay is Creole for "home." This 15-min. docu examines
the diificulties facing second generation Haitians born
in the Bahamas trying to obtain Bahamian citizenship.
-- CHEZ MOI,
THE OTHER SIDE OF WATER, Jeremy Robbins
Delightful 15-min. short fiction about an immigrant adapting
to the solitude of her first winter in Quebec City.
Sixty-one min. film chronicling the Brookyln based Haitian
group DJRara and how they took the voodoo based waking music
called "rara" and reinvented it for the streets