HAITIAN ARTISTS’ INTERVIEWS is a rare opportunity for a glimpse into Haitian culture, featuring artists, woodworkers, and youth from popular neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince.
Interviewed in their studios or workplaces, this series provides a vivid and inspiring picture of life, politics, and struggle in Haiti, while highlighting the richness of the country and the hopes for the future.
Many of the artists are established or emerging members of the collective Atis Rezistans (see link below), whose art is rooted in the practice and iconography of Vodou, a religion established on the island by different ethnic groups from Africa during colonial times.
The voices in this series still speak truthfully the powerful language of revolution and resistance of their ancestors and discuss actual social matters concerning their country and the international context.
On his second trip to Haiti, filmmaker Alberto Danelli frames for this occasion intimate portraits of his friends in order to give visibility to situations otherwise poorly represented in mainstream narratives and art circuits.
During the screening the director will provide an introduction, respond to questions from the public, and display Haitian artworks from his private collection.
Join us for an evening of hidden pearls from the land of high mountains and deep blue seas!
Special thanks to all participants, the Ghetto Biennale team, Roslon Media, MayDay Rooms and the Arts Council for making this event possible. The project will culminate in May with the premiere of a feature film shot in Haiti.
Atis Rezistans website: http://www.atis-rezistans.com/
Ghetto Biennale website: http://ghettobiennale.org/