For the third consecutive year, Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX) is hosting its Haiti Film Festival in time for Haitian Heritage Month. HCX will showcase over 15 screenings of Haitian-produced films throughout New York City. The film festival will showcase a variety of films, ranging from short films to documentaries.
Here are three reasons not to miss this year’s festival.
In the Eye of the Spiral
If you missed a screening of In the Eye of the Spiral at the Big Apple Film Festival, now is your chance to catch the award-winning documentary.
The film explores the concept of spiralism, an artistic and philosophical movement born in Haiti.
“It spreads across all the arts and touches life, spirituality (including Vodou and African ancestry), even politics.” Narrated by Annie Lenox, this documentary presents a new side of Haiti through the voices of some of its most successful native artists.
Saturday, May 9 @4:00 p.m., Brooklyn Public Library
La Belle Vie: The Good Life
New York premiere
Join HCX in the New York premiere of La Belle Vie: The Good Life, a story of self-discovery by Haitian-American filmmaker Rachelle Salnave.
The film “ventures to confront the grace, and the unseemliness of her native ideologies. This film documents her desire to find people who manage to share similar identity issues and turn love for their country into positive change.”
Sunday, May 10 @7:30 p.m., St. Francis College
An Evening of Shorts
Would you like to attend several screenings during the film fest, but are running short on time? An Evening of Shorts, solves that problem. Enjoy a series of short films, ranging from 4 minutes to 15 minutes, including the New York premiere of Les Heritiers by Marc Henry Valmond.
Monday, May 11 @6:00 p.m., Kraine’s Theater