Preview at CaribbeanTales Toronto Showcase at Harbourfront

Toronto, Ontario – For Immediate Release: September 10th, 2012

Preview at CaribbeanTales Toronto Showcase.  “The Diaspora Travels: Haiti”

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 
Harbourfront Centre, Studio Theatre
6:30pm

To Buy Tickets: http://tickets.harbourfrontcentre.com/calendar/view.aspx?id=18880

SHORTS
Diaspora Travels: Haiti | a docuvixen film (Canada)
Quiet Desperation | Renee Pollonais (Trinidad & Tobago)

FEATURE
BROKEN STONES | Guetty Felin (Haiti)

Description of the Films

SHORTS

Diaspora Travels: Haiti | Malinda (Canada)
Towards the Second Trip

explores the possibilities of discovering home and connecting lives to the living past. This feature-length documentary begins in Toronto and meanders through Montreal and New York, Boston, and Miami to arrive on the streets of Port-au-Prince. Along the way, it offers glimpses of the Haitian diaspora: some of whom, in order to support family, have for years lived between their adopted and ancestral homes; others who have repatriated since the 2010 earthquake and others still who, moved by catastrophe, visit Haiti for the first time.

Quiet Desperation | Renee Pollonais (Trinidad & Tobago)


This is the story of 58-year-old Heathcliff Defour, a man fast approaching retirement with a lot of “baggage.” His life is dull and his marriage unfulfilling. For the past 35 years he has been married to Merlin Defour, a controlling, bitter woman who is critical of everything, especially him. While driving Merlin to the market one morning, they begin to quarrel. But when Heathcliff finally expresses what is really on his mind, he loses more than he is prepared to handle.

FEATURE

BROKEN STONES | Guetty Felin (Haiti)

The oldest neighborhood of the city of Port-au-Prince, Quartier Cathédrale (Cathedral Quarter) is one of the most symbolic in the history of Haiti. It is in this very neighborhood that the city was founded in 1749 and it is also in the older wooden cathedral where Jean-Jacques Dessalines was crowned emperor of Haiti in 1804. Cathedral quarter was also the hardest hit by the terrifying earthquake on January 12th 2010, it is there that the bulk of the documentary Broken Stones was shot. Promo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3Ev4x7UBaM

Dr. Eric Pierre- Haitian Consulate of Toronto.We invite you to a talk back with the Filmmakers as well as a Panel discussion about using the medium of film to engage and empower communities, and how it is crucial that communities are able to tell their own stories.


Media Requests: mali@docuvixen.com