Join us virtually for a screening of Create! – a documentary film by Natacha Giafferi-Dombre.
You will need to register in advance here in order to access the Zoom meeting room.
We are also partnering with Fritay Haitian Cuisine Food Truck.
You can order a Haitian meal and pick it up from their truck located at 998 Sheridan Blvd. Just download their app here, and be sure to place your order in advance.
SYNOPSIS – In Port-au-Prince and its surroundings, women from very modest backgrounds try to transcend their material condition by practicing a powerfully expressive folk art. Glitter, paint, plastic, metal, waste: nothing escapes their creative desire.
A source of pride as well as a means of expression and empowering, this profession like no others also gives them a certain financial independence. But let there be no mistake: the task is not easy and competition is fierce. If popular culture is the culture of those who are deprived of power, then the power to create gives the 14 women of this choral film the desire to continue the struggle. . .
BIOGRAPHY – An urban anthropologist, Natacha Giafferi-Dombre has been taking the pulse of the Haitian capital since the mid-1990s. Her studies of motherhood and infancy representations, the persistent use of racial categories or the destructing of the traditional social fabric have led her on the part of documentary filmmaking in order to reach other audiences than those of the University, and to show a combative, resourceful and always creative Haitian society in spite of all hardships.
This film follows the short Jen fi party men/Girls Like Me (10′, 2015, produced by the Haitian Resource Development Foundation / Jacques Bartoli), created in support of the young women artists of the collective Atis Resistant for their participation at the 4th Ghetto Biennale (2015) in Port-au-Prince.