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Global focus: Haiti

Global Focus: Haiti is coordinated by the UNCW Office of Cultural Arts as part of their Artist in Residence Program, in partnership with UNCW Campus Life/Arts & Programs, Caribbean Student Organization, International Programs, Office of Cultural Diversity & Inclusion, Women's Studies & Resource Center, and the departments of English, Music, Philosophy & Religion, Theatre and other offices and departments campuswide.

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Haiti on Film: Film Festival

Part of Global Focus: HAITI

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012
5pm & 8pm | King Hall Auditorium
Free & open to the public (tickets not required)

As part of UNCW's Global Focus: HAITI, the Office of Cultural Arts, in partnership with the Department of Film Studies, presents Haiti on Film, a one-day film festival exploring Haiti through the film medium.

Currated by students from the Department of Film Studies, the festival will feature two programs with a reception from 7 - 8pm.

King Hall is located on the south side of Randall Library (Campus map). Parking for this event is available in LOT A. Additional parking is available along Riegel Road and at Green Track parking lot (refer to the interactive Campus Map for directions).

5pm Program

Poto Mitan
by Tét Ansanm Productions | Narrated by Edwidge Danticat

Told through the compelling lives of five courageous Haitian women workers, Poto Mitan gives the global economy a human face. (50 mins)

Black Dawn
by Robin Lloyd & Doreen Kraft

Black Dawn recounts the founding of Haiti through the eyes of two captured African tribespeople, Sili and Simba -- starting with their capture in Africa, their journey and enslavement in Haiti and following their fight for independence. Animated from paintings by thirteen of Haiti's foremost artists. (20 mins)

Baseball in the Time of Cholera
by David Darg and Bryan Mooser

As the cholera epidemic rages in Haiti, the UN denies responsibility for introducing the disease despite mounting evidence. This is the story of Joseph, a young baseball player, and a Haitian lawyer fighting for compensation for the victims. As the epidemic spreads, the two stories intersect in the struggle for survival and justice. A 2012 Tribeca Film Festival selection. (28 mins)

8pm Program

Of Men and Gods (Des Hommes et Dieux)
by Anne Lescot and Laurence Magloire

A frank look at a largely unexplored area, Of Men And Gods examines the daily existence of several Haitian men who are openly gay. Prevalent, yet still taboo, homosexuality and gay culture are allowed to flourish within the context of Haiti's Vodou religion. As "children of the gods," the men find an explanation for homosexuality as well as divine protection. Creole with English subtitles. (52 mins)

Global Focus: HAITI

Global Focus: HAITI is a campuswide exploration of the rich culture and compelling history of our international neighbors to the south. Culminating in a weeklong residency with one of Haiti's premiere dance companies, Compagnie de Danse Jean-René Delsoin, the initiative will feature a line-up of performances, films, lectures and presentations for the campus and community.

The initiative kicks off with a performance by Haitian-American violinist, composer, and educator Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), and continues with a series of events featuring artists and educators of local and national renown, including Edwidge Danticat, acclaimed Haitian-American author of Breath, Eyes, Memory, which gained national attention when chosen as an Opera Book Club selection in 1998. A range of events will provide audiences an opportunity to explore various themes of Haitian past, present and future.

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