In Haiti “Batay La” has been ongoing since the slave revolution that founded the Caribbean nation. Led by anti-imperialist movement Batay Ouvriye, Haitian workers continue the revolutionary struggle.
Batay La screens as part of Dateline Caribbean: Documentary Shorts on Saturday, February 8 at 11:00 am.Following Dateline Caribbean, the conversation around Batay La continues at the Caribbean Marketplace with Batay Ouvriye organizer Daniel; Director, Malia Bruker from Florida State University; and Producer/Organizer, Sarah Cruz from One Struggle Miami. The discussion centers on social/political organization, independence and movement.
Malia Bruker is a filmmaker, media artist, and Assistant Professor of Digital Media Production at Florida State University. Working primarily in the realm of documentary, Bruker’s films skirt the boundaries of non-fiction, drawing from artists’ moving image, dance film, and other experimental genres. Her films have won awards at Chicago Underground Film Festival, Philadelphia Film Festival, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival and American Dance Festival.
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