Documentary / Canada / 2013 / 82 min / Color / OV fr. engl. creole / English subtitles
Beyond Haiti, the country known for its natural disasters and humanitarian aid debacle, lies Ayiti Toma, “the country that is ours”.
This documentary is an encounter with the magical Haitian people that arose from the darkness of slavery to create the first Black Republic. It presents Ayiti Toma, through Haitians, including politicians, intellectuals, vodou practitioners and youth from hard-hit neighbourhoods of Port-au-Prince, and through anthropologists, historians and aid workers, including actor Sean Penn.
Their testimony portrays the vibrant Haitian culture as the key to the future if Haiti is to become Ayiti Toma.
Lody Auguste . Laënnec Hurbon . Sean Penn . Kompè Filo . Papa Danis . Timothy Schwartz . Laurent Dubois .
Ira Lowenthal . Camille Chalmers . Madala Désir