ADIFF’S BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Haiti Spotlight!
Discover the life and work of two revolutionaries who fought for social justice in Haiti.
JACQUES ROUMAIN: THE PASSION FOR A COUNTRY
This exploration of Haitian society of the late 19th and early 20th centuries focuses on the tormented life of one of Haiti’s most important authors and prominent political figures, Jacques Roumain. In his perceptive writings, Roumain raised questions about the issues facing Haiti that remain relevant today. Within the film, a crucial inquiry is raised—What legacy has Jacques Roumain left for the future of Haitian youth?
(Dir. Arnold Antonin, 111 mins, 2008, Haiti, Documentary, Creole and French with English subtitles)
PART 1 @ 3PM
PART 2 @ 4:45PM
At only eight years old, Toussaint Louverture was marked forever after witnessing a grave tragedy befall his enslaved father. Over two decades later—as an adult and a free man—Louverture enlists his military genius and political acumen to lead the first successful slave uprising that led to the independence of Haiti.
(Dir. Philippe Niang, 180 min, 2012, France/Haiti, Documentary, French with English subtitles)