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Haiti’s Only Film School Celebrates 10 Years
Arts & Culture

Haiti’s Only Film School Celebrates 10 Years

By Vania Andre

For some traditional Haitian parents, the only careers their children should aim for are ones in medicine and law. After all, according to those who subscribe to that belief, that’s the only way to make a good living. So, imagine the surprise of Macdala Prevot’s family, when she decided to leave law school, and pursue a career in film, at Haiti’s only film school, Cine Institute.

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Single Man Married Man: Changing Ideas About Relationships Between Men And Women
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Single Man Married Man: Changing Ideas About Relationships Between Men And Women

By Michelle Alerte

Every man wants to get married. Why not to you? Single Man Married Man, a book dealing with breakups, make-ups, disappointments, and successes when it comes to love, gives readers a sneak peek into the male psyche by way of eight men.

Single Man Married Man is about “changing the narrative behind relationships” as it pertains to the perception disparity between men and women, Pervis Taylor III, co-author and the book’s resident life coach, said.

Authored by eight men, the book provides perspectives from married, single and divorced men. Their answers and point of views are all based on questions they received from women, co-author, Jickael Bazin, said. “It’s not a book telling women what to do, nor is it bashing women in any way.”

My Soul In Haiti: A Look At the Haitian Migration Religious Experience In Bahamas
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My Soul In Haiti: A Look At the Haitian Migration Religious Experience In Bahamas

By Fabiola Jean

Historically, the Haitian Diaspora has been concentrated in New York, Miami, Canada and Philadelphia. However, in recent years, studies show Haitian migrants are increasingly travelling to the Bahamas for better opportunities. With this migration shift comes discrimination against Haitians stemming from preconceived notions and stereotypes – specifically in the realm of religious identity.

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Art As Narrative: Highlighting Machanns In Haitian Culture
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Art As Narrative: Highlighting Machanns In Haitian Culture

By Tadia Toussaint

As a child Frandy Jean drew his designs behind closed doors because his father wanted him to focus solely on his studies. The now 26 year old just debuted his latest collection of paintings at the art gallery in the Theatre for New City, in time for the 5th anniversary of Haiti’s earthquake.

7 Selections Summing Up Haitian History
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7 Selections Summing Up Haitian History

By Tadia Toussaint

Haitian history has a uniquely tragic and colorful history. From the independence of the country from the French, to the devastating earthquake in 2010, these seven books give readers a glimpse into some of the major events shaping Haitian history.

Ayibobo! Haitian Roots Rock Artist To Release Newest Album
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Ayibobo! Haitian Roots Rock Artist To Release Newest Album

By Tadia Toussaint

Percussion instruments, the horn and acoustic guitar comes together to create an electrifying rhythmic sound in Paul Beaubrun’s solo album Vilnerab, which debuts on Feb. 19.

I was born into the music, Beaubrun, lead vocalist and maestro of Zing Experience, a Roots Rock band, said. “It’s natural, I’m lucky to have parents that were so musically involved.” The son of Grammy-nominated Haitian legends Theodore and Mimerose of Boukman Eksperyans, believes the music “chose” him.

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