In its 25-minute running time, Rachelle Salnave’s new documentary “Madame Pipi” weaves together multiple narratives about Haitian women bathroom attendants in Miami and Haiti’s economy with poignancy.
The three women portrayed come from different parts of Haiti, but find themselves in Miami working as bathroom attendants at glitzy nightclubs. In the film, Salnave emphasizes how the women’s earnings, which are meager by American standards, help support their families in the U.S. and in Haiti.
“The biggest thing that I want people who are in Haiti to take away from this is the love these women have for their family and their country,” says Salnave. “They will always be there through every high, every low, in Haiti and it shows because they are a huge, intricate part of this community.”
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