Arnold Antonin

  • Arnold Antonin
Film director, Producer, Teacher, Screenwriter, Chairperson, Chief executive officer (ceo)
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv, History/society, Media

Arnold Antonin, born in Port-au-Prince, Haïti in 1942, is a movie director and a university professor who also heads a cultural center. He is President of the Association of Haitian Movie Directors, and has produced and directed more than twenty documentaries and two films, "Piwouli" (Piwouli and the Zenglendo) and "Does The President Have AIDS (Le président a-t-il le SIDA?)" starring Jimmy Jean-Louis, who plays The Haitian in the hit TV series "Heroes". "Jacques Roumain: la Passion d'un Pays", won the Paul Robeson Prize at the 21st Pan-African Festival of film and television in Ouagadougou (Fespaco) in 2009.
From 1999, he worked with the team from the Centre Pétion-Bolivar, including Oldy Auguste (camera and editing) and Mathieu Painvier, production assistant, in the production of a series of documentaries, portraits of poor Haitian female workers, and works on the small personal art galleries of emblematic figures of Haitian art such as Tiga, Cédor, Albert Mangonés, André Pierre, Patrick Vilaire, Marithou, and Préfete Duffaut.

1974: Duvalier accused, 20min., 16 mm.
1975: Duvalier condemned, 40 min. 16 mm.
1975: Haiti, The Way to Freedom. (First long shotage Haïtian movie)
1976: Naive Art and Repression in Haïti, 45 min. Color 16 mm.
1981: Can a Tonton Macoute be a poet ?, 35 min. Color 16 mm.
1984: The Right to Speak, (Radio Haïti, 1980) 15 min. Color 16 mm.
1988: 20 Years of Work with the Poors, 45 min. Video.
1988: The Manioc and the Life of Maréchal, 40 min. Video.
1989: Drugs don't Forgive! 15 min. Video.
1989: Children's Rights 15 min. Video.
1993: Port-au-Prince World War III has already happened. 15 min. Video.
1998: What is a Union? 20 min. Video.
1999: Citizen's Rights 20 min. Video.
2000: A Woman's Courage 17 min. Video.
2001: Tiga: Haïti, Dream, Possession, Creation, Folly. 52min. Video.
2001: Beauty against Poverty at Jalousie. 13 min. Video.
2001: The Lantern Maker. 14 min. Video.
2001: Old People's Dignity. 15 min. Video.
2002: Piwouli and the Zenglendo. 90 min. Video.
2002: Cédor or the beauty of being modest. 39 min. Video.
2003: Albert Mangonès, public space. 52 min. Video.
2003: André Pierre, the one who paints what's good. 26 min. Video.
2003: Ti Machin, the woman mechanic. 13 min. VVideo.
2003: Youth, sexuality and Aids: three 2 min vignettes. Video.
2003: Youth Carnival against AIDS at Jacmel. 15 min. Video.
2003: Remembering, Dahomeen Community of Vodoo. 13 min. Video.
2003: All Children are Children. 13 min. Video.
2004: I don't want to give HIV/AIDS to my child. 13 min. Video.
2004: Economy of survival in Haiti. 26min. Video.
2004: GNB against Attila, 120 min. color. Video.
2006: Le President a-t-il Le Sida? 123 min, color. Video.
2006: Children in Danger. 10 min, color. Video.
2007: Préfete Duffaut, piety and urban imagination, 30 min., color, vidéo.
2007: Aubelin de Jolicoeur, Mister Haïti, 26 min., color, vidéo..
2008: Jacques Roumain: The Passion for a Country 118 min, color[11]
2008: Five true stories, 30', color. Video.
2008: To build the future, 30', color. Video.
2009: Loves of a zombi, fiction, 1 h. 30', color. Video.
2009: To know is to be able to, 20', color. Video.
2009: Can sculpture save the village of Noailles? 32 min, color. Video.
2010: The January 12th Earthquake or Haïti: apocalypse now, 18 min, color. Video.
2010: The blue planet of Lucner Lazard, 23 min, color. Video.
2010: Once upon a time Pericles 6 min, color. Video.
2011: Six femmes d'exception 88 min., color, Vidéo.
2012: Herby, Jazz and Haitian Music 82 min., color DVD French and Creole subtitled in English and Spanish
2012: Gerard Gourgue: the man who could have changed the course of history 122 min., color DVD French and Creole subtitled in English and Spanish
2013: The Kingdom of Impunity 65 min, color, DVD French and Creole subtitled in English and Spanish
2013: Le miroir brisé de Valcin II Color/DVD/24 minutes/French
2014: Georges Corvington: Port-au-Prince, my unique and only lovwe 52 min, color, DVD, French and Creole with subtitles/voice over in English and Spanish
2015: Journey through Franketienne's worlds 86 min color, DVD, French and Creole with subtitles/voice over in English and Spanish
2016: René Depestre : We can't miss an Eternal Life 120 min color, DVD, French and Creole with subtitles/voice over in English and Spanish
2016: Lafortune Félix, le dernier des grands peintres de l'Artibonite Color/DVD/20 minutes/French
2016: Jambes de bois ou Gérard Fortuné, le dernier des naïfs Color/DVD/20 minutes/French
2017: Bernard Diederich, the Tusitala, narrates Haïti 26 min color, DVD, French and Creole with subtitles/voice over in English and Spanish
2019: Anthony Phelps à la frontière du texte 79 min color, DVD, french only
2019: Atis kap taye banda nan lari Pòtoprens/Heureux sculpteurs des rues de Port-au-Prince Color/DVD/86 minutes/Haitian Creole/French
2020: Thus Spoke the Sea, DVD, color, 49mn, Haitian Creole subtitled in English
2021: Levoy Exil and his court or Bliss at the Tip of the Paintbrush, DVD, Color, 27 minutes in Haitian-Creole, subtitled in French and English.


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