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Haiti Film Fest is presenting the diversity, depth and vibrant spirit of the Haitian people through contemporary cinema.

About this event

In 2022, Haiti Cultural Exchange produces the 5th Biennial Haiti Film Fest in collaboration with Les Lumières du Sud.


Friday, June 24 – Sunday, June 26

The Flea Theater (The Sam) | 20 Thomas St, New York, NY 10007

Screenings will be followed by discussions with filmmakers, industry professionals and scholars.

$10 suggested donation for film screenings. RSVP REQUIRED.

See full schedule by clicking on this: Haiti Film Fest 2022 Schedule

***Doors open at 1:00pm | Screenings begin at 2:00pm

Jacques Stephen Alexis, Dead without a Burial Site | Documentary | 95 Minutes | 2:00pm Director: Arnold Antonin

Film in French and Haitian Creole w/ English and Spanish subtitles

Jacques Stephen Alexis is one of the most prominent writers of Haiti and the Caribbean. Coming back to Haiti in 1961 after a long journey abroad, the author of “General Sun, My Brother” and “In the Blink of an Eyelid” is kidnapped on François Duvalier’s orders and has been missing since then as well as four of his companions. This film shows the efforts to find records and decipher the mystery of his dis-appearance.


How (not) to Build a School in Haiti | Documentary | 91 Minutes | 4:00pm

Director: Jack C. Newell

Development, history, and colonialism collide when a seemingly simple aid project spirals out of control in Haiti. Headstrong American Tim Myers clashes with Haitian leader Anselme Saimplice, forcing a reckoning on privilege and power.


Post-Film Screening Q&A with Director

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