A scene from Haitian movie "Vakans" with Olivier Martelly (left) Rutshelle Guillaume (middle) and Yani Martelly (right).

CAP-HAITIEN — The primary way to watch "Vakans," the first movie Olivier Martelly produced, was supposed to be through his streaming website, Stream With BigO. Martelly also planned to show the movie in theaters, including those in Haiti. 

After premiering the movie at Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami Feb. 6, the film became available on Stream with BigO last week. Martelly felt "proud" when people started streaming the movie. 

But last week, things took a different turn when some critics of the Martellys started to put the full movie on YouTube, Facebook, Telegram and TikTok. Among the YouTube accounts that leaked the movie are DJ Fat G-mix the master and Vicky Jey.

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.