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BLACK FILM FESTIVAL, PART II | HAITI IS A NATION OF ARTISTS
November 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Members $10 | Adults (Nonmembers) $16 | Students $10 | Children $5 | Friends of BHCCRC $13
5:30 pm Tour of Artists Choose Parrish
6 pm Light Reception
6:30 pm Introductions and Film screening
7:30 pm Film discussion
Join us for the conclusion of the Black Film Festival with a screening of Haiti Is A Nation of Artists, followed by a Zoom discussion with film director Jacquil Constant. The Black Film Festival is organized in collaboration with the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center, Empact, Suffolk County Office of Minority Health, and the Witness Project of Long Island.
About the Film
Directed and produced by Jacquil Constant, Haiti Is A Nation of Artists tells the story of Haitian artists creating transformational art after a devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. The documentary depicts the humanity of Haitian culture through the lens of a Haitian-American filmmaker who seeks to uplift the rich diversity of Haiti and its historical legacy. The film, affectionately named after an interaction Constant had with Carine Fabius, an art curator in West Hollywood, went on to screen at Cannes Film Festival in 2022.
About the Director
As an independent filmmaker, Jacquil Constant has emerged as a leader in Haitian film, dedicated to portraying the rich tapestry of Haitian art and culture in a different yet authentic light. Constant received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Production and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Pan African Studies and Cinema Television and Arts from California State University Northridge (CSUN). In 2006, Constant established his own production company, Constant Production, which has various music videos, short films, and commercial productions to its credit. Constant’s career has led him to work with networks such as MTV, BET, and VHI where he worked in various capacities including production, post-production, and casting of reality television shows, and is the founder of the first-ever Haiti International Film Festival in Southern California.
Friday Nights are generously supported by The Corcoran Group. The Black Film Festival is supported by Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs.