Republics Reimagined: Miryam Charles’ Haitian Shorts and Garrett Bradley’s America

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Synopsis

Haiti and the United States, respectively, are transformed in Miryam Charles’s experimental shorts and Garrett Bradley’s long short America.

Feu de Bengale (Bengal Light)
Dir. Olivier Godin | Written by Miryam Charles  |  11 mins  | 2014  |  Canada, Haiti  |  French with English subtitles
Antilles, 1994. On the eve of the arrival of foreign military forces on the island where they grew up, members of a peaceful group kidnap a soldier in order to find information that could forever alter the political destiny of their country.

Vole, vole tristesse (Fly, Fly Sadness)
Dir. Miryam Charles | 5 mins | 2015  |  Canada, Haiti  |  French with English subtitles
Following a nuclear explosion that transforms the voice of all the inhabitants of an island, a Finnish journalist goes there in order to find a hermit with mysterious powers. 

Vers les colonies (Towards the colonies)
Dir. Miryam Charles | 5 mins | 2016  |  Canada, Haiti  |  French with English subtitles
When a young girl is found off the Venezuelan coast, a medical examiner will try to determine the cause of death before the body is repatriated.

Une forteresse (A Fortress)
Dir. Miryam Charles | 6 mins | 2018  |  Canada, Haiti |  French with English subtitles
After the death of their adoptive daughter a couple goes to Haiti looking for her relatives. There, they meet with a DNA specialist who might have the power of resurrection.

Drei Atlas (Three Atlas)
Dir. Miryam Charles | 6 mins | 2018  |  Canada, Haiti  |  German and Haitian Creole with English subtitles
A maid is suspected of murdering her former employer. Questioned by the police, she will reveal the existence of a supernatural power.

Second Generation
Dir. Miryam Charles | 5 mins | 2019  |  Canada, Haiti  |  Fiction  |  Haitian Creole and English
A few days before her wedding, a young woman learns that her fiancé is accused of sexual assault. She goes to Haiti to confront the alleged victim.

America
Dir. Garrett Bradley | 29 mins | 2019  |  USA
A cinematic omnibus rooted in New Orleans, challenging the idea of black cinema as a “wave” or “movement in time,” proposing, instead, a continuous thread of achievement.

Director Miryam Charles will be in attendance for a Q&A.

COUNTRY: United States, Canada, Haiti
LANGUAGE: English, Haitian Creole
DURATION: 68 minutes
Genre: Documentary, Experimental
TYPE: Feature Films

About the Director

Please see individual films for details.

VENUE:

Little Haiti Cultural Complex

212 NE 59th Terrace
Miami, FL 33137

DATE: Saturday, February 8, 2020
TIME: 1:30 pm