Atis-Rezistans: the Sculptors of Grand Rue

Genre : Social
Type : Film essay
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2008
Format : Mid-length

Film essay documenting a collective of slum based Vodou artists in Port au Prince, Haiti and a meditation on the links between sex, death and creativity.

Grand Rue is the main avenue that runs north-south through downtown Port-au-Prince. At the avenue's southern end is a close-knit community with a historical tradition of arts, crafts, music, and religious practice, whose members draw on the refuse of the nearby car repair district to create powerful sculptural collages.

Leah Gordon, 2008, DV 34 mins


FESTIVALS

2009 | World Nomads Haiti | NEW YORK, USA | May 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2009 | French Institute Alliance Française, 22 East 60th Street, NYC | www.fiaf.org/events/spring2009/2009-05-world-nomads.shtml
* Selection "Maysles Institute Haitian Documentary Series"

2008 June Caribbean Studies Conference, Edinburgh University

2008 July Horse Hospital, London

2008 Oct University of Maine, USA

2008 Nov Jacmel Film Festival, Haiti

2009'In Extremis, UCLA, Los Angeles

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