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Ayiti Mon Amour (Haiti, My Love)
dir. Guetty Felin
Haiti, 2016, 88 minutes
French, with English sub-titles

21st Latin American Film Festival
Richcraft Hall Theatre (formerly River Building), Carleton University, Saturday, May 13, 2017, 4:00 pm
“A grieving young boy discovers he has a superpower. An old fisherman realizes the cure for his ailing wife can be found in the sea. A muse struggles to exit the story her author is penning. In Guetty Felin's magical neorealist tale, these three stories combine to create a poetic portrait of the island nation Haiti. Set five years after the devastating 2010 earthquake, Felin's film eschews the images that saturated screens after the disaster. While the pain of the destruction remains evident, Felin refuses to tell a tale of victimhood. Instead, she places the island's narrative back in the hands of Haitians whose lives aren't reducible to headlines. And as her characters begin to heal, Felin suggests that the island will too.” Cameron Bailey (Toronto International Film Festival)
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