List of Movies

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Movies featuring Haiti.


Chercher la vie

Chercher la vie (Looking for Life) (IMDB page)
Claudette Coulanges. 2000. 60 min. Haiti.

This richly photographed film, shot in marketplaces and homes, exposes the way in which two women, Anne-Rose Trejuste and Rosemene Marcelin, have organized an innovative credit network system.

E Pluribus Unum

E Pluribus Unum (IMDB page)
Maxence Denis. 2001. 25 min. Haiti/France.

This energetic documentary celebrates two contemporary sculptors, André and Céleur. Inspired by Vodou and Haitian history, they use recycled materials to transform an area of Port-au-Prince into an informal museum and vibrant workshop. The soundtrack is composed of loops from traditional Vodou songs mixed with ambient sounds.

Haitian Corner

Haitian Corner (German title: New York ist nicht Haiti) (IMDB page)
Raoul Peck. 1988. 98 min. Haiti/USA/West Germany

The story of a Haitian immigrant in New York, obsessed with finding the man who tortured him during the Duvalier dictatorship. The late Haitian singer Toto Bissainthe plays the role of the mother. Mostly in Kreyol with subtitles.

The Man By The Shore

The Man By The Shore (French: L'Homme Sur Le Quais) (IMDB page)
Raoul Peck. 106 min 1993. France/Canada.

1993 movie starring the late Haitian singer Toto Bissainthe. The story is set in the Haiti of the Duvalier era, and tells the story of a young girls struggle for survival in the vicious political and social environment of that dictatorship.

Tchala, L'argent des Reves

Tchala, L'argent des Reves (IMDB page)
Michèle Lemoine. 50 min. 2003.

In roadside stalls in Port-au-Prince, men and women engage in a national pastime, the lottery, in hopes that they hold the winning ticket for a better life.


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