Screen/Society--Special Events--"Toussaint Louverture"
Film Screening--"Toussaint Louverture" (Phillipe Niang, 2011, 180 min, Haiti, in French and Haitian Creole with English subtitles, Color, DVD)-- Epic biopic about the Haitian liberation leader, who rose to become governor of the world's first Black republic. At the age of eight years, Toussaint Louverture sees his father, an old slave, thrown into the harbor after being judged unproductive. This will mark the young Louverture forever. As an adult, after having been freed, he led the slave revolt that leads to the independence of Haiti. -- Winner of the Filmmaker Awards for Best Feature Narrative and Best Actor at the 2012 Pan African Film and Arts Festival! **Cosponsored by The Haiti Lab. -- Screening preceded by a reception at 5pm!