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Anthony Phelps à la frontière du texte
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2020
Format : Feature
Running time : 79 (in minutes)

Haiti has always dreamed of having its own song of gesture. There was an obscure attempt at the beginning of the 19th century: the Haitiade. It was in the 20th century that a poet, an admirer of Pablo Neruda, gave him his Chant général: Mon pays que voici. An epic symphony that mixes the tragic present with the glorious past.
The poet left his country in 1964. It will be the beginning of a long exile. For 50 years, he travelled the world with one anchor, Canada. Nostalgia for childhood and his native land was a major source of inspiration for his work.

A film by Arnold Antonin

Haiti, 2020, Documentary, 1h 19 mn

2020 | Festival Vues d'Afrique de Montréal
Online viewing: Thu 23 - Fri 24 April


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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