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Thursday, May 7th: Haiti Film Fest Opening Night at DROM NYC

03.05.15

Join HCX for the Haiti Film Fest Opening Night on Thursday, May 7th at DROM NYC. Invited guests include filmmakers, industry leaders, celebrity guests and YOU! This evening will be a celebration of Haitian cinema featuring screenings of select short films and special live musical performances.

Featuring

 

Carel miniHosted by:
Carel Pedre
DJ Hard Hittin Harry copyFeatured DJ:
Hard Hittin Harry
Sanba ZaoLive Music Opener:
Sanba Zao
Ioan longMusical Headliner:
Ioan Delice

 

Opening Night Film Screenings

 

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Freedom
by Matthew Brown
New York Premiere
La Veuve
La Veuve
by Wood-Jerry Gabriel
Ciné Institute Graduate

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Click here to purchase your tickets today!

General Admission – $50
VIP Admission – $125
Haiti Film Fest Patron Admission (includes 4 VIP tickets) – $500

 Click here to view the full
Haiti Film Fest screening schedule!

 

For Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact:
Erika Pettersen, Development Manager at erika@haiticulturalx.org

For Media & Community Partnerships, please contact:
Jessica Tong, Programs & Outreach Coordinator at programs@haiticulturalx.org

HCX | Haiti Film Fest Opening Night
DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 7th
Exclusive Pre-Event Reception | 6:00 – 7:30pm ** General Admission | 8:00pm – Midnight
LOCATION: DROM NYC | 85 Avenue A, NYC | Map
Take the F train to 2nd Ave.
(closest station to venue)

Check out Haiti Film Fest 2013 by clicking here!
Check out Haiti Film Fest 2011 by clicking here!

HCX | Haiti Film Fest Advisory Committee

Arnold Antonin ·  Fritz Archer · Marc Baptiste · David Belle · Edwidge Danticat
Jonathan Demme · Guetty Felin · Henry Louis Gates Jr. · Curtis John · Jerry Lamothe
Anne Lescot · Michelle Materre · Michèle Stephenson  · Patrick Ulysse
Marc Henry Valmond · Frantz Voltaire

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HCX to Haiti, 2015

02.17.15

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In January 2015, HCX traveled to Haiti with a small group of people who were experiencing the country for the first time.  It was quite an experience!

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Click here to read more about what HCX Executive Director, Régine M. Roumain, had to say about the trip.
Click here to view photos of our trip!

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HCX Collaboration | Raoul Peck: Après the Earthquake

01.20.15

Join Haiti Cultural Exchange next week at the Maysles Cinema as we celebrate Haitian-Born Filmmaker Raoul Peck for this very special film series, Raoul Peck: Après the Earthquake from January 22nd to January 25th.  This event is co-sponsored by Creatively Speaking Film Series and the DDPA (Durban Declaration & Programme of Action) Watch Group.

Take a look at the calendar of events!

monarch film 1 Thursday, January 22nd: Moloch Tropical | 7:30pm
Location: Maysles Institute | 342 Malcolm X Blvd (Map)
Suggested Donation: $10

Filmed in Haiti prior to the devastating earthquake, the film takes viewers behind the closed doors of a fortress perched on the top of a distant mountain.  A democratically elected President and his closest collaborators prepare for a state celebration of the 200th anniversary of the country’s independence to be attended by foreign dignitaries and heads of state.  But in the city, a popular uprising is spreading. [read more…]

This film will followed by a Q&A with Manbo Dòwòti Désir of the DDPA Watch Group and Michelle Materre.

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Friday, January 23rd: Assistance Mortelle | 7:30pm
Location: Maysles Institute | 342 Malcolm X Blvd (Map)
Suggested Donation: $10

Raoul Peck takes us on a two year journey inside the challenging, contradictory and colossal rebuilding efforts in post-earthquake Haiti. Through its provocative point of view, the film dives headlong into the complexity of the reconstruction process and the practice and impact of worldwide humanitarian and development aid, revealing in the most disturbing way the extent of a general failure. [read more…]

This film is followed by a Q&A with diretor Raoul Peck and will be moderated by Michelle Materre, followed by a reception with food and live music.

 

 

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Saturday, January 24th: Après the Earthquake Haiti: 5 Years Later A Public Health Forum | 4pm
Location: Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church
15 Mt Morris Park West (Map)
Suggested Donation: $10

This program will include a screening of Raoul Peck’s Fatal Assistance followed by a panel discussion/forum with Raoul Peck, Michelle Materre, and public health officials and experts on where we go from here.

This film is also followed by a special reception with food and live music at the Maysles Institute, 8pm.

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Sunday, January 25th: Profit and Nothing But! | 4pm
Location: Maysles Institute | 342 Malcolm X Blvd (Map)
Suggested Donation: $10

Who said that the economy serves mankind? What is this world where the wealthiest two percent controls everything? A world where this law of the strongest and the richest is imposed on the rest of humanity? Raoul Peck confronts these questions in this well-researched documentary, and contrasts them against the devastating reality of his native land, Haiti. [read more…]

This film will be followed by a Q&A with Michelle Materre and author Darrick Hamilton.

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Sunday, January 25th: Lumumba: Death of a Prophet
6:30pm
Location: Maysles Institute | 342 Malcolm X Blvd (Map)
Suggested Donation: $10

Lumumba: The Death of a Prophet offers a unique opportunity to reconsider the life and legacy of one of the legendary figures of modern African history.  Like Malcolm X, Patrice Lumumba is remembered less for his lasting achievements than as an enduring symbol of the struggle for self-determination. [read more…]

This film will be followed by a Q&A with Michelle Materre and others TBA.

 

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September 14 – 15: Annual Kriye Bode Workshop and Performance

08.27.14

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Peniel Guerrier presents Kriye Bode in “Histoire D’Haiti.” This engaging performance incorporates Haitian dance and drum to capture the unique history of Haiti from the early Taino tribes to the start of the revolution.

Acclaimed choreographer Peniel Guerrier has created a captivating tribute to Haiti’s struggle to become the world’s first independent black nation. Alongside his student performers, Peniel will bring to life the emotions, hardships, and spirit of the people who fought for a new beginning.

Kriye Bode is a term that signifies the call to participate. Kriye Bode calls people together to dance, sing, drum, and rejoice in the energy of life, as a community. As the artistic founder of Kriye Bode, Peniel Guerrier has dreamt of bringing this Haitian experience to the people of New York. The first Kriye Bode symposium took place in the spring of 2005.

The attendees participate in an interactive and riveting lecture on Haitian folklore followed by Haitian dance class and a drum circle. The classes give meaning to movements and rhythms discussed in the lecture. The weekend concludes with a performance by Peniel’s students, which bring the lessons of the workshop to life.

The performance allows the workshop participants to see what the dance looks like in full costume and live drumming.

Kriye Bode has since become an annual symposium. Every year the program grows and becomes more enriching than the previous year.

Kriye Bode workshop
When: Saturday, September 13th, 1pm ~ 5pm
Where: DANY Studios (Studio #3)
305 West 38th Street | New York, NY 10018

$75- workshop
$25- single class
$15- Non-Participant Observation Fee (for panel discussion or classes)

Panel Discussion: 1pm ~ 2pm
Haitian Folkloric Dance Class: 2pm ~ 3:45pm
Drum Class: 3:45pm ~ 5pm

Kriye Bode in Histoire D’Haiti
When: Sunday, September 14th ~ 5pm
Where: LIU Brooklyn/Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts
One University Plaza | Flatbush Avenue | Brooklyn, NY 11201
Between Dekalb Avenue & Willoughby Street
Ticket price: $30

Tickets can be purchased at www.kumbletheater.tix.com or at the Kumble Theater box office. Box Office: (718)488-1624

To purchase tickets for the workshop contact Peniel Guerrier at 347-432-8294 or email kriyebode@gmail.com

For more info and directions to the theater please visit www.kumbletheater.org

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