Walls thickness

  • Épaisseur des murs (L)
Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv, History/society, Heritage
Year of production : 2012
Format : Mid-length
Running time : 40 (in minutes)

From texts founder of the "religious policy" in the Caribbean, the film "Walls thickness" takes us to the heart of a Port-au-Prince neighborhood, to the Jean-Max voodoo "house". Four months before the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, hands and bodies of his "sons" compose exuberant ephemeral beauty of places for the goddess ceremony. Through the religious journey, that reflects both cultural strength and the blocked status of Haitian society, voices from the past resound and question a certain off-screen present in Haiti...

A film by Federico Varrasso

Summary for official catalogues

Orbital portrait of a Port-au-Prince voodoo father, the film "Walls thickness" let us glimpse lifelong effects of secular Haitian condition. The religious journey traces the thread of a memory where distant past voices still resound and question a certain present in Haiti...

A film by Federico Varrasso, Haiti/Belgium, 2012, 40mins


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