The Association Haïtienne des Cinéastes [Haitian Association of Filmmakers] inaugurated the first Haitian Film Festival on August 20, 2009. The four day festival, which ends on August 23, is presenting documentaries, shorts, and feature films in Port-au-Prince’s Ciné Impérial.
The filmic productions chosen for the occasion represent the work of Haitian creators from Haiti and abroad. Some examples are Kharméliaud Moïse’s Chimen pasyon and Les aventures du Boss de Djo, Carline Verrier’s Le Péché et le Pardon, Frantz Voltaire’s El Maestro, and Réginald Chevalier’s Une petite rivière. . . un grand avenir and Anse-à-Veau, l’Héritage d’Acaau. The Port-au-Prince audience will also have the opportunity to experience San Papye, a film by Hans Patrick Domerçant, which tells the story of a Haitian professional who moves to the United States to face the harsh reality of his status as a “sans papier,” an undocumented worker [see Film: San papye [Undocumented].
For full article (in French), see http://www.grioo.com/ar,haiti_cinema_festival_du_film_d_haiti_premiere_,17621.html
For more on the Association Haïtienne des Cinéastes, see http://ahchaiti.populus.org/