HCX invites you to our third Revolisyon/Revolution event: a screening and discussion of a gripping film by Leticia Tonos Paniagua released in 2014. Revolving around Haitians and Dominicans living in the Santo Domingo slums, where the two groups are at violent odds in a turbulent political and social climate, Cristo Rey(92 min) is a powerful indictment of the racism and poverty in the Dominican Republic. The feature film will be preceded by a short, Purgatorio (12 min – 2014), by Haitian writer, producer, and director Martine Jean. Co-presented with the Caribbean Film Academy & BAMcinématek.
Our second installment of the Fall-Winter Season: Revolisyon/Revolution is as energetic as the Haitian culture and spirit. Allenby Augustin, director of Haiti based Akoustik Prod., an organization that works to promote the traditional arts of Haiti will join us for a one-week arts residency. Programming will incorporate conversations, workshops, performances and on Sunday, November 1st Bann Konte, a procession of rara musicians, traditional games, and folktales.
September 19th – February 7th
Marking the 30 year anniversary of the fall of the Duvalier regime, join us as we present a series of public programs around the theme of Revolisyon/Revolution highlighting the revolutionary spirit of the Haitian people and their continuous quest for liberty and autonomy. Through our signature An n’ Pale | Café Conversations, public forums, workshops, performances, and film screenings we seek to educate and engage diverse audiences while presenting original programming that delve into the concepts of change and revolution.
Make sure you check out the HCX | Boutik for fantastic items by Haitian artisans based in the US and Haiti! Featured merchandise include masks, mosaic bottles & paintings from Art Creation Foundation for Children in Jacmel, unique tobacco leaf houseware from the Artisan Business Network, Manny’s Sister vèvè totes and hand-dyed scarves, Gade Sa clutches, rare Haitian CDs, DVDs, and much more!
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