March 15

An n’ Pale | Café Conversation & Film Screening with filmmakers Rachèle Magloire & Chantal Regnault

Join Haiti Cultural Exchange and the Dweck Center for a special screening & discussion with Rachèle Magloire & Chantal Regnault, filmmakers and directors of Deported.

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Rachèle Magloire is an accomplished filmmaker who has used her medium to shed light on a myriad of issues affecting Haiti and its people. Her films range from Ki Prizon Pou Ayiti, Ki Prizon pou Fanm ak Timoun which documented the status of prisons in Haiti (Human Rights Jury Mention, Festival Vues d’Afrique) and Lavi Ka Bèl which followed the lives of a group of Haitians living with AIDS, to Cité Jeanne, a series of documentaries and stories about the environmental impact of Hurricane Jeanne on the town of Gonaïves.

Rachèle Magloire was born in Port-au-Prince and raised in Quebec. She has worked for several print and broadcast news sources such as Tele Haiti, Haïti en Marche in Miami, La Presse and Le Devoir of Montreal, and Radio Okapi, a national radio station in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  In addition to production, Magloire works to disseminate film in Haiti through Sinema Anba Zetwal, a public screening and forum project supported by Fondation Mwen Wè Mwen (MWEM)  which builds understanding  of  Haiti’s cultural heritage and the promotion of Haiti’s photography, video and film works. In 2006, she teamed up with Chantal Regnault to direct Deported. In 2011, Rachèle and her sister Laurence received the CIRTEF prize for their humanitarian work.

Chantal Regnault was born in France and has lived in the United States since 1971, regularly visiting Haiti since 1979. She earned a Ph. D. (A.B.D.) in French Literature at New York University and received her photographic training at the International Center for Photography and the School of Visual Arts. She supports herself as a photographer and photojournalist associated with Getty Images. Chantal’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Libération, Vanity Fair, Aperture, and Geo and Photo. Her work was exhibited in the United States, Europe and Haiti. It also belongs to the following collections, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles; The William Benton Museum of Arts, University of Connecticut; Museum fur Kunst Geschichte, Fribourg; La Maison Européenne de la Photo, Paris.

Released in 2013, Deported follows the lives of American and Canadian deportees now living in Haiti. Deportation has affected many immigrant groups, in particular Haitian families. Since 1996, the US has followed a policy of repatriation of all foreign residents who have committed crimes that vary from violent acts to driving while intoxicated and petty theft. This documentary follows these offenders as they return to their homeland: Haiti, a country they do not know and treats them with hostility. The families left behind know nothing of their loved ones’ new lives and are torn with anxiety, blame and regret. Winner of the Best Documentary & Human Rights award at the 29th International Film Festival Vues d’Afrique and at the Festival Régional et International du Cinéma de Guadeloupe. In English and Creole with English subtitles.

DATE / TIME: Saturday, March 15th, 2014 / 4pm 
LOCATION:
 Dweck Center, Brooklyn Public Library Main Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Take the 2 or 3 to Grand Army Plaza
ADMISSION: Free

An n’ Pale | Café Conversations are sponsored, in part, by the New York Council for the Humanities and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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