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On Dec. 11, several filmmakers participated in a discussion as part of the Haiti Dialogue Series: Spotlight on Film event sponsored by The Haitian Roundtable.
Here are clips from their films:
Boomerang - Warrington Hudlin
In the Eye of the Spiral - Raynald Leconte
Stones in the Sun - Patricia Benoit
Blackout - Jerry LaMothe
American Promise - Michelle Stephenson
The Haitian Roundtable Presents
Haiti Dialogue Series: Spotlight on Film
6PM - 8:30PM
Venue: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lecture Hall 2
231 W. 124th Street, New York, NY
(between Frederick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevards)
ADMISSION IS FREE
Join us for a panel discussion featuring award-winning filmmakers of Haitian descent including:
Writer and Director, Stones in the Sun (2012)* starring Edwidge Danticat, Michele Marcelin, Diana Masi, Thierry Saintine, Patricia Rhinvil, James Noel, and Carlo Mitton. The film premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Prize for Best Narrative Director.
Writer, director and producer of feature films Amour Infinity (2000) and Blackout (2007). Blackout premiered and was an official selection at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival and stars Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Saldana, Michael B. Jordan, LaTanya Richardson, Jamie Hector and Melvin Van Peebles. His short film The Tombs (2012) enjoyed a successful run in over 20 film festivals stateside and abroad.
Producer, Executive Producer and Co-Director, In the Eye of the Spiral (2014) which just won Best Feature Documentary at the Big Apple Film Festival. The documentary captures the cultural and creative resilience of the Caribbean through the eyes of Haiti's most prominent artists.
Co-Director, American Promise (2013), winner of the 2013 Sundance U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Film making. The film shines a light on the persistent academic achievement gap facing African-American boys across the country regardless of socioeconomic background.