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Ayiti Toma Screening and Q & A with Director Joseph Hillel

March 26th, 2015
7:30 PM


Ayiti Toma. The Land of the Living

Screening with filmmaker Joseph Hillel 6.30 pm | 240 John Hope Franklin Center

Dir. Joseph Hillel (2013). 83 min | French, English and Creole with subtitles

Beyond Haiti, the country known for its natural disasters and humanitarian aid debacle, lies Ayiti Toma, “the country that is ours.” This documentary is an encounter with the magical Haitian people that arose from the darkness of slavery to create the first Black Republic. It presents Ayiti Toma, through Haitians, including politicians, intellectuals, vodou practitioners and youth from hard-hit neighbourhoods of Port-au-Prince, and through anthropologists, historians and aid workers, including actor Sean Penn. A discussion with filmmaker Joseph Hillel followed.

This event is part of the 2015 Duke Haitian Film Series

Joseph Hillel

Documentary Filmmaker

Joseph Hillel is the Director of the film Ayiti Toma (2013).

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