I have been waiting for a movie like this. Very excited! -Valerie
TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE - ADIFF CENTERPIECE
The International Organization of La Francophonie
The Permanent Mission of Haiti to the United Nations
And The African Diaspora International Film Festival
Present the Centerpiece screening of long awaited two-part epic film
Saturday, December 1 @ 5PM
Teachers College, Cowin Center
Directed by Philippe Niang, 2012,
two films, 90min each, France/Haiti
Toussaint Louverture is the long- awaited, two-part epic film, depicting the life of the Haitian leader. Louverture led the first successful slave revolt in world history, defeating Napoleon Bonaparte and winning independence from France. Known for his military genius and political acumen, Louverture established Haiti as the first black nation in the western hemisphere and the first Black free nation as well. The success of Louverture and the Haitian Revolution rocked the institution of slavery throughout the "New World" of the Americas.
The two parts French epic film (with English subtitles), Toussaint Louverture won three prizes at the 2012 Pan African Film Festival in LA - Best Feature Narrative, an Audience Award for Narrative Feature and the Best Actor award for Jean-Louis' portrayal of the Haitian revolutionist.
Q&A after the screening
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