The history of cinema in the Republic of Haiti

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‘Barikad’ Explores Forbidden Love in Haitian Society
By Anna Wardenburg-Ferdinand, Haitian Times, 4 December 2002. Films made in Haiti by Haitians and for Haitians are proliferating on billboards throughout the capital. One such film, Barikad, released last week, proves that Haiti can hold its own in the film world. The film explores a prevalent subject in the Haitian culture: poor domistics working for elite households.
A Defiant Passion for Truth
By Amy Stone, The Colombia Journalism Review, Nov–Dec 2003. the film maker Jonathan Demme videotaped conversations with Jean LĂ©opold Dominique, of Radio Haiti Iter. Demme, known for the Oscar-winning Silence of the Lambs, has caught the essence of the man: slim, intense, eloquent, pipe in hand, a fighter for human rights in Haiti./dd>
Haitian creativity outlasted nation’s tyranny
By Katheline St. Fort, Miami-Herald, Sunday 29 June 2003. Though Haitian filmmakers have a long way to go, it has come some distance, surviving dictators and destitution. Under Dubalier, films were either produced outside the country or were political harmless exercises. Then, in 1985, Raynald Delerme returned to Haiti and teamed with the late comedian Theodore Beaubrun for the successful, shot-on-video Founerailles (The Funeral). Soon, other moviemakers started to turn to video.
New generation of Haitian filmmakers are making a scene
By Katheline St. Fort, Miaimi-Herald, Sunday 29 June 2003. Once a virtually nonexistent industry, Haitian filmmaking is on the rise, ushering in a new generation of filmmakers and growing audiences.