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Douvan Jou Ka Levé

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Douvan Jou Ka Levé

Based on her own experience and interweaving poetic narration with interviews, this personal documentary by Haitian filmmaker/actress Gessica Généus—the title translates as The Sun Will Rise— investigates the “disease of the soul” consuming her homeland. Taking on mental illness, Haiti’s history of turmoil, and the fraught divide between Vodou and Christianity, it’s is a moving meditation like no other.

Preceded by: If There Is Light

Fourteen year-old Janiyah wrestles with her life in New York as her mom tries to move her family out of the shelter system.

2019. 21m. Haley Anderson. Tribeca Studios. US. English. NR.

Tickets: $9 (members), $14 (nonmembers)


Reel Talk with journalist Michèle Montas
Thursday, Aug. 15 2019, 7:30
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Michèle Montas is an award winning investigative journalist with over twenty years’ experience as news director of Radio Haiti Inter, a private radio station in Port-au-Prince. She took the direction of the station in May 2000 after her husband, Haitian broadcast journalist, Jean Dominique, was gunned down. She closed the station in February 2003 after an assassination attempt on her own life. She later worked with Director Jonathan Demme on his documentary “The Agronomist”.

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