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Traversée des Mondes de Frankétienne

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Zombies and Guédés are the most important elements and the most confusing of the Haitian imagination and specifically that of Frankétienne's. This film is a journey through the world of Frankétienne. It takes us into the mysteries of his poetic creation, literary and dramatic.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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When the Drum Is Beating

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Interweaves the extraordinary story of Septentrional with that of Haiti: from the brutality of French colonialism and the bloody revolution that brought Haitians their freedom to the crushing foreign debt and the 15-year American occupation that ushered in the brutal dictatorship of Franȯis 'Papa Doc' Duvalier. We see the hope that was created by Jean Bertrand Aristide, and the despair that followed after he was driven from power.
DVD
2012; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Four American Roots Music Films

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Four separate films made by Yasha Aginsky: "Homemade American music" traces the origins of rural American music from traditional folk cultures in the southern United States and demonstrates how traditional music is learned, played, adapted and performed by younger musicians from urban backgrounds; "Sonny Terry : shoutin' the blues" films Sonny Terry, blind blues harmonica great, in a motel in Oakland, California, telling about his start in show business and playing an original solo; "Les blues de Balfa" films Dewey Balfa telling about his renowned Cajun music band and his life after the fatal crash of his brothers and band members Rodney and Will.; and "Cajun visits" presents six members of traditional Cajun music, Dennis McGee, Wallace "Cheese" Read, Canray Fontenot, Leopold Francoi [...]
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Les Descendants de la Nuit

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150 years after the abolition of slavery in France, Christiane Succab-Goldman visits the Antilles to see the cultural effects of island life on the descendants of masters and slaves.
DVD
2007; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Bouillon D'awara: Awara Soup

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Introduces the viewer to one of the worl'd most multi-cultural communities, a global village in the backcountry of French Guiana.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
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Tödliche Hilfe =: Fatal Assistance

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Haitian-born director and former Minister of Culture Raoul Peck's newest film is an indictment of Western aid to Haiti. After the massive earthquake that struck in January 2010, killing an estimated 250,000 and leaving 1.2 million homeless, a flood of aid and agencies arrived at Haiti's door. Some had an agenda to help, others had an agenda to protect their own assets and interests. Three years later, what state has this aid left the Haitian people in? Peck's powerful and thoroughly investigative film shows all the levels at which aid, NGOs and political ploys have left Haiti in turmoil. He unveils the true face of international aid as a failure full of organizational ineptitude, broken promises and hidden agendas. This must-see film paints a vivid picture that the "aid" of foreign p [...]
DVD
2013; 2014
Clemons (Stacks)