ISTWA DAYTI/HAITI STORIES; The Stories of Haiti in the Heart of Brooklyn
Cristo Rey directed by Leticia Tonos with James Saintil, Akari Endo, Yasser Michelen, Jaisen Snatana and Leonard...
Set against the violence and poverty of a shantytown, this contemporary update of Romeo and Juliet brings out the shades of prejudice common on many Caribbean Islands with a look at the tensions plaguing Haitians that immigrate illegally to the richer side of the island they share with the Dominican Republic.
En contraste con la violencia y la pobreza de un barrio pobre, esta actualización contemporánea de Romeo y Julieta pone de manifiesto los tonos de prejuicio común en muchas islas del Caribe con una mirada a las tensiones que aquejan a los Haitianos que emigran ilegalmente a la parte más rica de la isla que comparten con la República Dominicana.
Nouvo prezantasyon Romeo ak Julièt saa se yon jefò kont vyolans ak povwete nan bidonvil kit trè kouran sou anpil zile nan Karayib la, ak yon lèy sou tansyon ki make Ayisyen ki emigre ilegalman sou bò ki pi rich nan zile saa ke yo pataje ak Repiblik Dominikèn.
This program contains mature content and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. Program may change without prior notice.
ISTWA DAYITI / HAITI STORIES is presented by Medgar Evers College, School of Liberal Studies and Education, Department of Foreign Languages, Caribbean Research Center, Film & Culture Series and Center for Black Literature, Association of Latin American Students (ALSA), Caribbean Village and Haitian American Students Association (HASA). In collaboration with Caribbean Cultural Theatre, Caribbean Film Academy, Fokal, Haiti Cultural Exchange, Graduate Center – CUNY, Henri Peyre French Institute; Poets & Passion.
Caribbean Research Center is an academic component of Medgar Evers College providing a multidisciplinary understanding of the diverse social, cultural and economic characteristics of the Caribbean-American community.
Caribbean Cultural Theatre is a theatrical immersion experience presenting the work of Caribbean based and/or influenced writers, performers and other practitioners that both entertains and enlightens and honours a balanced rendering of Caribbean culture and the Caribbean-American experience.
Caribbean Film Academy (CaFA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and support of Caribbean filmmaking and filmmakers, in the region and the diaspora. CaFA’s work is focused on promoting and sharing the art of storytelling through film from the unique perspective of the Caribbean. caribbeanfilm.org
The Caribbean Research Center and LIDC Foundation Inc. Will be hosting the Leeward Islands Championship Exhibition Debates at Medgar Evers College on April 8, 2016. Finalists from the Leeward Island Debating Competition (LIDC) will showcase their intellectual and oratorical talents in two debates. The debaters and their coaches hail from the islands of Antigua, St. Maarten, Anguilla and St. Kitts and Nevis.
LIDC is a sub-regional debating competition for community colleges and high school seniors addressing topics of broad public interest on moral, social, economic and political issues. It involves extensive team research, critical thinking and public speaking skills.
Debate #1 moot- "The Caribbean is not doing enough to combat child abuse" - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Friday April 8, 2016 in the Founders Auditorium. 1650 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn NY 11225
Debate #2 moot- "The marginalization of men has led to the breakdown of Caribbean society" 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm, Friday April 8, 2016 in the Edison O. Jackson Auditorium. 1638 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn NY 11225
Caribbean Research Center is moving to revive the debating tradition here at Medgar Evers College to engage our students in similar intellectual exercises across disciplines. These “must attend” events will bring direct and immediate awareness of future cultural exchange possibilities for MEC students, and will serve as a compelling launching pad for the Carnegie Caribbean Education Enhancement Initiative and an attraction for motivated and talented MEC students.
Caeyenne Brown Project Assistant | Carnegie Caribbean Initiative Caribbean Research Center Medgar Evers College firstname.lastname@example.org 718-270-6218