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